BRIAN SCIARETTA - Thursday, January 13, 2011
The USSF announced today that the US national team will play two high profile friendlies in March against two of South America's top teams.
On Saturday March 26th, the US national team will take on Argentina for their second game ever at the New Medowlands Stadium.
The two teams last met in 2008 at the old Giants Stadium in a game that finished 0-0.
In that game, Tim Howard put on a memorable performance when he made a slew incredible saves including several on FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.
On Tuesday March 29th, the US will then head to Nashville, Tennessee to take on Paraguay at LP Field.
The teams last met at the 2007 Copa America when Paraguay defeated the US 3-1.
As of late the US has been stepping up to compete more frequently against South American teams. In the eight games that Bob Bradley's squad have played since the 2010 World Cup, five of those have come from the CONMEBOL region.
Last August the US lost to Brazil 2-0 in their first game at the New Medowlands Stadium before drawing 0-0 to Colombia last October in their first ever match at Philadelphia's PPL Park.
On January 22nd, the USMNT will take on Chile at the Home Depot Center to conclude their annual January camp.