Tuesday, October 13, 2009

U.S. to Face Denmark In Friendly

Yanks Abroad notes that the USSF has scheduled a November friendly with Denmark on November 18th.

Given that both teams secured World Cup qualification on Saturday, this is a good match up for both teams.

For the U.S. it will be an away match, something the U.S. needs to get better at playing. While the Americans reguarly win at home, their away record is spotty against quality opposition. For the Danes, who won their European qualification group despite less than stellar performances, it will be an opportunity to show the world that their qualification didn't hinge on Sweden stinking up the joint.

The game will take place at the home stadium of AGF Aarhus, the club where Benny Feilhaber plies his trade. Another American seeing regular playing time for Aarhus is Jeremiah White. Given the European site and the fact that MLS playoffs will still be going on (the MLS final is on November 22 and could include U.S. MNT regulars from L.A. Galaxy, Columbus Crew or Houston Dynamo,) U.S. Coach Bob Bradley may call a primarily European based squad or some fringe MLS players who are out of the season, which may give White a chance to get called into camp.

Both teams are quality sides and the match up is, I think, pretty fair.

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