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USMNT to face Bosnia & Herzegovina in December in final match of 2021

The U.S. men’s national team has two more World Cup qualifiers to play before the year concludes, but the Americans have now also added one more match to look at players ahead of the new year.

The USMNT will face Bosnia & Herzegovina in a friendly on December 18 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California, U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday.

The match will come a month after the Americans face Mexico and Jamaica in their final two World Cup qualifiers of the year, and will come one month before a January national team camp that will be held ahead of the first qualifiers of 2022, against El Salvador (January 27) and Canada (January 30).

The Americans will hold a training camp starting on December 5, concluding with the friendly, in what should be a good opportunity for MLS-based standouts who have played their way into the USMNT picture, while also helping shorten the window of inactivity between the end of the MLS season and the upcoming qualifiers in late January.

The friendly will be played one week after the MLS season concludes with the MLS Cup Final, on December 11.

The USMNT faces Mexico in Cincinnati on November 12 before traveling to Jamaica for the final qualifier of the year, on November 16.


  1. I started trying to think of a roster and it became mostly the Olympic Qualifying roster. You can add guys like Cowell and Pomykal, plus younger players like Paredes, P. Aaronson. Cappis’ last match is Dec. 9 so perhaps.

  2. I would love to know the reasoning behind having this camp and friendly in December instead of having it the first two weeks or 2-3rd week of January. Makes no sense especially since there could be a few MLS players playing in the championship game that won’t get into camp. If you have it in January everybody gets a shot yes they might be tired but you’re talking about a two week camp if you don’t want the experience decline the invite.


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