The U.S. men's national team's long-rumored potential friendly vs. Iran has gone from rumor to very real possibility.
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati revealed on Thursday that Iran and the United States are in discussions about a potential friendly later this year, with November a potential time-frame.
"We've had discussions with the Iran federation about possibly playing a game during one of the international FIFA dates in November," Gulati told the Associated Press. "Obviously, these discussions are in the very preliminary stage due to the fact that both teams are still attempting to qualify for the World Cup and it is uncertain if either country would even be available to play on those dates, but it is something we are considering."
If the teams do play, it would be the first meeting between the squads since the teams played to a 1-1 tie at the Rose Bowl in 2000, and would come more than a decade after Iran defeated the United States in the 1998 World Cup.
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