The US Men's National Team will begin a key stretch of friendlies on Saturday night in Jacksonville as they run up to qualifying for the 2014 Wold Cup. Jurgen Klinsmann has targeted the next three friendlies as key measuring sticks in preparation for when the games actually start to count, with qualifying starting in the next month on June 8th. But just one day before the match, Klinsmann announced that both Jozy Altidore and Clint Demspey were out Saturday night against Scotland. Klinsmann did say the two superstar goal scorers should be available for the next friendly against Brazil in four days.
Scotland should present a nice test but the US is expected to control the action and possession against this inferior opponent. Schedule and broadcast information below:
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Location: EverBank Field; Jacksonville, Fla.
TV: NBC Sports Network
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
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