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By AVI CREDITOR
The U.S. men's national team will play the Czech Republic in a friendly four days prior to its meeting with Turkey, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.
The international friendly will be played May 25 at an undetermined location. Between the March 3 friendly with the Netherlands and the matches with the Czech Republic and Turkey, the United States will have three European tune-ups before the World Cup.
"These games will provide a great opportunity to fine tune our plans for the matches in South Africa and test ourselves against some of the better teams in Europe," U.S. coach Bob Bradley said in a statement.
The Americans have faced the Czechs two other times, both in World Cups. They lost their opening game of the 2006 World Cup to the Czechs 3-0, and their opening game of the 1990 World Cup to then-Czechoslovakia 5-1.
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