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Report: USA-Spain friendly at Gillette in the works

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A long-rumored potential friendly between Spain and the United States is gaining steam after the Boston Globe reported the friendly is being proposed for early June at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

The match has yet to be finalized, but if a deal is completed, the game would mark the rematch of the U.S. national team's stunning Confederations Cup upset of Spain in June of 2009.

The United States kicks off the CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 7th against Canada, but could face Spain the week before, on June 1st or 2nd.

What do you think of this development? Like the idea of facing Spain before the Gold Cup? Think the United States could  beat the Spanish again?

Share your thoughts below.

46 comments
  • Rex

    Surprise Surprise. USA head to Foxboro again, while places like Houston keep getting left in the cold. And Sunil Gulati said their is no conflict of interest. What a joke. US Soccer is no less corrupt that African countries, its just legal, white collar corruptness.

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  • Dave from Charlotte

    I like the new trend of playing teams better than us in friendlies rather than patsies.

    I also like the fact it is before the Gold Cup. Honestly, if we are to continue to improve these games are key, but also lifting expectations of how we win tournaments like Gold Cup. Playing up to our level rather than down…that kind of thing.

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  • tnnelson

    i wonder if we’ll park the bus again, or if we’ll go all out and go toe to toe. that’s quite a risk, considering no one has been able to really go at them and win in several years. should be very interesting

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  • Steve/ATL

    The strategy will be somewhat related. We won’t have to “park” the bus, we’ll drive around in it. Slowly.

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  • dman

    I hope the best for our Boys

    but Spain will want some revenge. We did embarass them, although winning the World Cup gets yout he last laugh I guess

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  • ACS

    How about a match with Germany? It’s been awhile since we played them, same goes with France.

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  • Willardo DuPont

    I guess this means temporary grass for the stadium. I hope they keep it for as much of the MLS season as possible.

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  • Brett

    Any result, no matter how you get it, is good against Spain.

    They are going to protect possession when they have the ball, so THEY dictate to YOU more than the reverse. When we get the ball, I hope we play it around instead of trying to create half-chances. But, if we do go that route, and we get a result, then I’ll be just as pleased as if we went after it.

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  • Brett

    I doubt they are holding any grudges after lifting the one that matters. I can’t imagine they look in the trophy case and go “Man, if only we had that Confederations Cup! Curse you AMERICA!!!!”

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  • William the Terror

    did you even consider the possibility that Spain requested an East Coast venue because they have to fly across an ocean twice and want to minimize travel weariness. Not everything is a conspiracy. Go back on your meds.

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  • ACS

    Last time US played France was twice in 1979, the only time the two countries have met.

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  • blokhin

    I love it- gotta give kudos to Bradley/Gulati for scheduling tougher competition… this is the only way we’ll get better on the World stage since we’re consigned to playing Guatemala, El Salvador the rest of the time….

    We’ve played Brazil twice in friendlies now, Argentina twice, Spain twice, England once- I may be missing a few others…

    gotta give credit where it is due…

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  • Todd

    I do like that they will play Spain, but I hate the idea of them playing on the crappy turf at Gillette Stadium. Why not FedEx Field in DC or The Linc in Philly. The Yanks should play on grass, its an embarrassment to the sport.

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  • Jeremy

    they will def. lay down a grass field for this. Surely it will rip up like they always do as the game goes on…but rest assured, no plastic turf, or painted over gridiron lines.

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  • Flaveur

    Patsies are necessary, but I agree. We need a healthy boost of confidence boosters and Top 10 teams.

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  • Marco

    Bro, you sound like a fool. read the comments above, now reflect on your thought processes. now change them.

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  • FSegaud

    Funny you should mention those two (FRA/GER)…they are filling their FIFA dates fast as they recently scheduled a pair of friendlies against each other being played in 2012 and 2014! US better act fast to get these teams on the schedule. Being of French decent, I’d love to see a match against France.

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  • Sergio Hernandez

    Why don’t they play in a better venue. That field is terrible. Can I get a game in California? It seems like all the US National team friendlies are all on the east coast, and mid west these days.

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  • Louis Z

    I would rather see us play a team ranked in the high teens that will help us “MORE” in our development. Playing against Spain will force us to “circle the wagons” and play the counter attack game, we already know how to do that. I would rather see us play against someone that would force us to develop our transition and attacking game.

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  • Monzon

    Gillette can suck it.

    If Boston is soccer-hungry than they are more than welcome to actually show up and support their own team. But if they are stuck on Boston at least hold this thing at Boston College or somewhere with grass.

    Philly or the DC area would probably be more appreciative, and also have grass fields big enough for the event.

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  • Sergio Hernandez

    I don’t like it. We don’t even get a gold cup match in the bay area. The closest it in LA. Meanwhile Mexico seems to play in Oakland a few times a year. I may just have to go watch the Mexico vs Paraguay match just to get my fix.

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  • WeatherManNX01

    Did you people not read the damn Globe article? Very last line: “A grass surface would cover the stadium’s artificial turf field.”

    Complain all you like about the location, but leave the turf alone. Gotta complain about something…

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  • Eric

    Man looks like im going to 2 US games in the span of a month. While also graduating from high school. Gonna be a good time.

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  • Dan

    Houston hosts the Gold Cup semifinals you freaking idiot.

    Texas education shining through yet again.

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  • mark

    california never gets a good game. we have to settle for a friendly in january with a team made up of mlsers against a cheap central american or south american team made up of domestic players.

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  • Adam

    Who in there right mind would want to go to Houston in June? It’s miserable there year round, and June just adds to the misery.

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  • Adam

    I’d be very surprised if Spain brought their first team. La Liga doesn’t end until May 22nd and the Champions League final is May 28th. No way they risk their stars a week or less after their final club game.

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  • Brian

    I’m making the 6 hour drive from Sac to LA for the Gold Cup Final. Stop complaining.

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