BRIAN SCIARETTA - Friday, March 7, 2014
US Soccer announced the Send-Off Series for the U.S. national team before it heads to Brazil for the World Cup.

The United States will open the series on May 27th at Candlestick Park in California where it will face Azerbaijan. Following that game, the series will move east where the U.S. team will face Turkey on June 1st at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.

The Send-Off Series will conclude on June 7th in Jacksonville with a game against Nigeria. That game will set the stage for the U.S. team's opening game in the World Cup against Ghana on June 16th.