BRIAN SCIARETTA - Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The USSF today announced that the United States will play a pair of friendlies during the September international window.
The United States will host fellow CONCACAF rivals on September 2 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
It will be the first meeting between the two teams since October 14, 2009 when the US fought back from a 2-0 deficit and tied the game with a last minute equalizer from Jonathan Bornstein.
That emotional draw came just a day after forward Charlie Davies suffered a near-fatal car accident and missed the World Cup as a result. Also from that game, Costa Rica lost out on an automatic World Cup spot and were forced to play Uruguay in a playoff which they eventually lost.
Following the Costa Rica game, the US national team will travel to Brussels to take on Belgium at King Badouin Stadium on September 6.
The teams have played just three times in their history with Belgium holding a 2-1-0 record over the Stars & Stripes.