USMNT-Ukraine friendly still on schedule despite violent clashes in Kiev

USMNT-Ukraine friendly still on schedule despite violent clashes in Kiev

U.S. Men's National Team

USMNT-Ukraine friendly still on schedule despite violent clashes in Kiev

Jurgen Klinsmann

By IVES GALARCEP

If the terrifying images of the violent clashes between government protestors and police in Kiev have caught your eye, it might have crossed your mind that the U.S. Men’s National Team is playing in Ukraine in just three weeks.

As of Tuesday afternoon, that match is still on despite the political unrest. A U.S. Soccer spokesman confirmed to Goal.com that the match has not been cancelled.

The friendly, scheduled for March 5, is being played in Kharkiv, about 300 miles away from Kiev, which has become ground zero for political protests that have turned violent.

There are still three weeks before the match, so if things worsen in Ukraine U.S. Soccer may have no choice but to cancel the match, but as of now, U.S. Soccer plans to go through with the match.

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