USA to face Slovenia in World Cup rematch


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After playing France on Nov. 11, the United States men's national team's following friendly will be against Slovenia on Nov. 15 in a rematch of a 2010 World Cup group stage classic.

The match will take place at Stozice Stadium in Ljubljana, Slovenia, marking the first U.S. trip to that country. ESPN2, ESPN3.com and Galavision will be carrying the broadcast.

In their memorable last meeting, the United States fell behind Slovenia, 2-0, in the second game of the group stage before coming back to rescue a point and position itself to reach the knockout round. Landon Donovan started the comeback with a blast from a tight angle, and Michael Bradley netted the equalizer in the tense affair. Maurice Edu looked to have stolen a win for the United States, but his late goal off a free kick was controversially disallowed by referee Koman Coulibaly.

Slovenia, ranked 33rd in the world (the United States is 31st), missed out on qualifying for the Euro 2012 finals and the playoffs for the finals, leaving the date open for a friendly.

What do you think of the matchup? How do you see the United States faring?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Hush

    France & Slovenia sound great for November.

    Ghana?? No thanks. Been there seen that.

    Teams I would like for the U.S to face:

    1. Uruguay
    2. Japan
    3. Turkey
    4. Ivory Coast

    These 4 teams 3 years ago I considered the U.S to be at the same level. Sadly now I believe the U.S is under all 4 teams. In every level.


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