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Report: Argentina-USA March friendly in Seattle confirmed

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Several reports earlier this month suggested that a USA-Argentina friendly in Seattle next March was in the works, and now a fresh report has emerged suggesting the match is a done deal.

ESPN Deportes is quoting an organizer of Argentine national team friendlies, who reportedly confirmed that Argentina will play the United States in Seattle on March 26th.

ESPN Deportes doesn't exactly have the best track record with reporting U.S. national team-related information, but the fact that Costa Rica announced a friendly with Argentina for March 29th on Wednesday, a match that will commemorate the opening of Costa Rica's new national stadium, it does seem as though Argentina is closing in on finalizing its plans for the March FIFA window.

If the United does face Argentina, it will mark their first meeting since a memorable scoreless draw in June of 2008 in New Jersey.

The USA-Argentina friendly was added to list of matches on FIFA's website, but the FIFA website calendar is not official and is put together, in part, with the help of media reports.

One interesting question now is, if the USA is playing Argentina, who will the Americans play on March 29th/30th? Mexico was trying to secure a match with Argentina in Los Angeles for that time. Could the United States take on Mexico in a mid-week tilt, or will they choose to wait until next summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup to renew their rivalry?

U.S. Soccer has yet to confirm the finalization of any March friendlies.

If the USA-Argentina match is, in fact, a done deal, will you be making the trip to the Pacific Northwest?

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  1. USA will send the A team and so will Argentina. If there are not at least 35,000+ strong U.S. soccer fans at Qwest field for that game, then Seattle and their “fanbase” are a complete failure. MLS gave you a team to promote U.S. soccer, not Seattle Soccer.


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