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Germany announces June USMNT friendly in Cologne

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By DAN KARELL

The one-rumored rematch for the U.S. Men’s National Team to face Germany is now set to become a reality.

The German Football Federation (DFB) announced on their website the schedule of matches for the national team in 2015, which includes a friendly match on June 10, 2015 against Jurgen Klinsmann and the USMNT. The match is set to take place at the RhineEnergieStadion in Cologne.

U.S. Soccer has yet to comment on the friendly match.

It’s the third time in three years that the two nations are meeting in a June friendly. The two nations last met in rainy Recife in June at the World Cup, where the USA settled for a 1-0 defeat, though they progressed to the Round of 16 along with Germany. They also met in Washington D.C. in 2013 as part of the U.S. Soccer’s centennial celebrations. That match, the USA defeated a weakened Germany side, 4-3, as they headed into World Cup qualifying that summer with a huge head of steam.

If the game is confirmed by U.S. Soccer, it’s the first announced friendly for the team in 2015. The USMNT went 6-5-4 in 2014, including a 1-1-2 record at the World Cup.

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What do you think of this news? Excited to see the USMNT face Germany again? Do you plan on traveling for the match?

Share your thoughts below.

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  1. I’m not as wild about the idea because it’s a travel game in the European offseason and the Gold Cup starts a few weeks later. Why not have someone come here, let our people rest.

    I’d also like to see a different opponent than someone we’ve played a few times lately.

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    • I like it.

      The team definitely needs play top teams to gain experience, after Germany, the Gold Cup opponents will be a breath of fresh air. Time to weed out who’s in form and who’s ready to step up in terms of young talent. Play the best you’ve got against the best of Europe before the Gold Cup? To me, it’s a great idea.

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      • I think I’m somewhere in between. I think it’s great to lock up a high quality dance partner whenever possible for these pre-tournament friendlies which (unlike the November friendlies) are “high-value” chances to really test your first team. And the win over Germany in June 2013 with the kick-start to a really spectacular summer.

        But I agree with Voice in some ways. And this could backfire, particularly as Germany really does have the potential to give us a serious hiding on their home soil if we don’t have our sh*t together.

        Curious to see who else we are lining up

    • Not really a fan of of Kolsch, but I am a huge fan of currywurst, haxen and Jägerschnitzel. June will be nice in Koln, but most my friends nol onger live there, but maybe I can arrange something and get people to come in. Koln is fun in the summer time. Sun’s out to 10pm, very warm, great biergartens, festivals on the Rhine…and the stadium in nice ( I still have my FC Koln scarf).

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      • Agree on the Kolsch, it’s like Coors. I’m more a fan of the Alt beer from the Dusseldorf area. But, as you know, the rivalry of KOLN and the rest of the Rhine extends far past soccer; ordering a non-Kolsch in Koln will get you more than a few stares…. 😉

  2. EXCITED! We are gonna beat Germany at home!

    Pete, the Centennial Jersey is simply amazing.
    Dan, The 3rd time in three years were not all friendlies (Friendly 2013, WC Match Fixture 2014, Friendly 2015)

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