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USMNT to face Peru in October friendly


The U.S. Men’s National Team will host Peru on October 16th in East Hartford, Connecticut, as part of the fall Kickoff Series, U.S. Soccer announced Friday.

The match will be the seventh meeting between the two nations, with USA holding a 3-2-1 all-time record against Peru. Most recently, the USMNT beat Peru 2-1 in 2015 thanks to a brace from striker Jozy Altidore.

Currently ranked the No. 20 team in the FIFA World Rankings, Peru are the fifth Top 20 team the USMNT will face in the Kickoff Series, joining No. 3 Brazil, No. 6 England, No. 14 Colombia, and No. 16 Mexico.

The young USA team will gain valuable experience playing against some of the world’s best teams with the 2022 World Cup cycle officially underway. Eighteen players have received their senior Men’s National Team debut since November 2017, including Timothy Weah, Weston McKennie, and Josh Sargent.

The USMNT next face Brazil on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by a match against rival Mexico on Sept. 11th at 8:30 p.m. ET.


  1. side complaint, are these the real times or are we still dwelling in the twilight zone where everyone else gives out their real start time and we mislead our fans with the pregame show time

      • One of the last games I raced home for kickoff, stopped at a local BBQ so food would be ready rather than have to be prepared…..and then I’m eating the sandwich and fries watching pre-game, and done before kick-off. As it is I check the lineups off FB so I don’t need to see those twice and could be cooking dinner while they yak away.

        But the deeper thing to me would be what sane team wants its fans to feel misled. Same reason sports teams don’t pull car dealer bait and switches with ticket prices/deals.

      • Thanks, I figured, but if you go on USSF’s site, it’s “coverage starts at 630 (central)” and that’s the time on the official team schedule, translated to the time zone. NFL doesn’t say, our game starts at 11. They say game is at 12. CBS or Fox says pregame at 11. If they want to parse it, say pregame 630 game 7. Everyone should still be happy.

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