The U.S. national team will play its final World Cup tune-up match on June 5 against fellow World Cup participant Australia in Roodepoort, South Africa, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 8:30am ET.
Set to take place at Ruimsig Stadium in suburban Johannesburg, the friendly will be played one week before the United States opens World Cup play vs. England. The match will come after the United States plays a pair of friendlies on home soil on May 25 (vs. Czech Republic in East Hartford, Conn.) and May 29 (vs. Turkey in Philadelphia).
Australia begins World Cup play on June 13 vs. Germany in Durban, South Africa. The 'Socceroos' are in a very difficult group that also includes Serbia and Ghana.
The friendly will pit long-time Everton teammates Tim Cahill and Tim Howard against each other, while the Aussies also boast current and former English Premier League players Brett Emerton, Harry Kewell, Lucas Neill and Mark Schwarzer.
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