The U.S. men’s national team will play a June 3 friendly against Canada at Toronto’s BMO Field. It’s being billed as the final warm-up before 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying.
The 4 p.m. kickoff marks the first U.S. game in Canada since 1997. The NBC Sports Network will carry the broadcast.
The U.S. begins qualifying on June 8 at home against Antigua and Barbuda. Guatemala and Jamaica are also in Group A.
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— Former USMNT coach Bob Bradley held an interview with an Egyptian television station and also Steven Goff of The Washington Post the other day in the aftermath of the horrible scene after a recent soccer match that has killed at least 74 and injured over 1,000.
— USWNT coach Pia Sundhage named her team heading into a Feb. 11 friendly against New Zealand in Dallas. Twenty-eight were called in and 18 will be on the squad. More than 14,000 tickets have already been sold for the 1 p.m. kickoff.
— Sounder at Heart is co-hosting a viewing party of Seattle’s March 14 road leg in its CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal against Mexico’s Santos Laguna. It will be held at Golazo headquarters downtown. The event is for all ages and open to the public. There is a cover charge that includes beer and proceeds go to charity. Doors open at 4 p.m. and you can RSVP on Facebook.