By FRANCO PANIZO
The U.S. national team's match against the Czech Republic has a confirmed location, and the game will bring the U.S. team back to Connecticut.
The U.S.-Czech Republic game on May 25 will be played at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, it was confirmed on Tuesday. This will be the second consecutive World Cup cycle that Rentschler Field holds a send-off series match, having previously hosted the friendly between the U.S. and Latvia in 2006.
The U.S. will follow up their game against the Czechs by playing Turkey on May 29 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Brazil blanks Ireland, 2-0
Brazil defeated Ireland 2-0 in its final friendly before its World Cup roster is due courtesy of an own goal from Keith Andrews and a second-half finish from Robinho.
Brazil absorbed much of the pressure in the first half, but was gifted a goal when Keith Andrews knocked a Robinho cross into his own net. The Selecao's second goal was much prettier, as Robinho ending a nifty passing sequence with a one-time shot past Shay Given.
In case you missed it, here are the goals:
Wenger keen on Melo
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed interest in Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo.
Arsenal pursued the Brazilian international last summer, but Melo signed with Juventus, where he has struggled to perform. Despite his subpar season, Melo is still seen as a quality player by Wenger, and one the French manager is keeping tabs on.
What do you think of the U.S.-Czech Republic match being held at Rentschler Field? Will you be attending the game? Think Ireland deserved to draw against Brazil? Would you like to see Melo on Arsenal?
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