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USMNT scheduled to face France in summer friendly

The U.S. Men’s National Team’s summer plans are starting to come together.

According to a tweet from the French national team, the USMNT are in line to take on France in Lyon on June 9.

The match has not been officially announced by U.S. Soccer yet, but it should be in the near future.

The scheduling of the France game appears to give us a hint at the USMNT’s scheduling tactics before the World Cup. Instead of the proposed idea of a tournament with other nations that failed to qualify, the USMNT will apparently take part in friendlies against qualified nations.


  1. It makes perfect sense, the USMNT will see the best from teams that qualified, like France, rather than the proposed ‘tournament’ where the other countries will likely be playing players they want to see ahead of the next qualification cycle.

  2. Enjoy it while it lasts. Once the League of Nations tourneys begin, these friendlies against top European teams will disappear…

    • Agree. I suspect we will actually be an “in demand” opponent for most of these teams in the run up to the WC, as qualified teams often tend to avoid each other during this period. Of course, we can probably expect a few thrashings, given WC teams will be in much more serious training than us. But it can’t hurt to play the best.

    • Yeah, but do we have to go that far up the chain? The young pups need to train against middle of road teams, they don’t need to be thrown to the wolfs this soon. They have 2 years to get this iron out.


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