RICH FIDLER - Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Spain and the United States have lined up an international friendly for early June as Spain leads in to Euro 2008 and the Americans begin their quest towards World Cup qualification.
The match, which was announced by Spanish head coach Luis Aragones, will be a midweek clash that will take place on Wednesday, June 4th. The site has yet to be determined by the two federations.
The Spanish team is lead by European superstars such as Liverpool forward Fernando Torres and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas. Spanish captain and starting goalkeeper Iker Casillas plays his club soccer for Real Madrid along with defender Sergio Ramos.
The last time the two teams met, Spain won 2-0 in a 1992 friendly in Valladolid. The only other time both teams faced each other was in the teams opening match of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil when Spain came away 3-1 victors.
The US team's next match is February 6th against regional rival Mexico, as Bob Bradley's men look to continue their impressive nine-game unbeaten streak at home against their southern neighbors.