Report: USMNT to face Ghana in October friendly

Report: USMNT to face Ghana in October friendly

U.S. Men's National Team

Report: USMNT to face Ghana in October friendly

Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/USA Today Sports

Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski/USA Today Sports

The U.S. Men’s National Team and Ghana have developed a strong rivalry on the international stage over recent years, and the two nations could be close to meeting again this fall.

ESPN FC is reporting that U.S. Soccer is finalizing plans for the USMNT to face Ghana on October 11 in Washington D.C. The teams would meet at RFK Stadium just four days after the U.S. is slated to take on CONCACAF side Cuba down in Havana.

After getting the best of the USMNT back at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, which kept the U.S. out of the knockout round, Ghana again defeated the Americans in the Round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup. An extra-time goal from Asamoah Gyan sunk the U.S.’ chances of reaching the final eight.

However, the U.S. got its revenge two years ago in Brazil when John Brooks’ 86th minute header gave the Americans a 2-1 win in the first of three group stage matches at the 2014 World Cup.

The USMNT will resume CONCACAF World Cup qualifying in September as Jurgen Klinsmann’s team closes out Group C play in the fourth round. The U.S. currently trails group leaders Trinidad & Tobago by three points with two matches remaining before the Hexagonal.

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