USMNT Schedules a Friendly against Wales in November

USMNT in 2017. Photo by John Todd/isiphotos.com/REX/Shutterstock

The United States men’s national team will return to action next month with a friendly against Wales. The U.S. Soccer Federation confirmed the news on social media, announcing that the game is scheduled for November 12th.

USMNT and Wales will square off at Swansea City’s The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales. The game will be held in front of empty stands according to UEFA’s Return to Play protocol.

“First and foremost, we are looking forward to getting the group together after such a challenging year,” said USMNT’s head coach Gregg Berhalter. “Wales is a quality opponent with high-level players, so it’s a good opportunity to test ourselves. We appreciate all the work by the Football Association of Wales and here at U.S. Soccer to provide this opportunity to compete.”

USMNT’s roster for Wales’ game is expected to include mostly players from Europe. MLS players might get included, but only if the U.S. Soccer Federation manages to secure another game during the November international window.

The United States and Wales met only once before, playing a friendly at San Jose’s Spartan Stadium in 2003. The USMNT got a 2-0 win thanks to goals by Landon Donovan and Eddie Lewis.