USA v Czech & Turkey: USSF Presser

Got the release about 15 minutes ago and thought I’d just re-post it for the TSG reader base

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CHICAGO (Feb. 17, 2010) — The U.S. Men’s National Team will face two of the traditionally stronger teams from Europe in the Czech Republic and Turkey in the Send-Off Series prior to departing for South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The USA will meet the Czech Republic on May 25 at a site to be determined before playing its final home tune-up match against Turkey on May 29 in Philadelphia. Kickoff at Lincoln Financial Field is set for 2 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Galavision.

Tickets for the May 29 match in Philadelphia starting at $25 go on sale to the public Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Delaware Valley (including Macy’s, FYE and Boscov’s), and the Lincoln Financial Field ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages which include a premium ticket, a custom made official U.S. national team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Antonio H. on 2010/02/17 at 12:50 PM

    Any rumors about April dates flying around?

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  2. Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/02/17 at 3:45 PM

    Turkey have named Guus Hiddink as their coach. Should be interesting.

    I would have liked to see the USSF get GH after the World Cup, as he’s a proven coach at the highest level. It’s a pity that they couldn’t put their hands in their pockets to get a top coach – and get some US talent learning from him. They wanted Jurgen Klinsmann after Bruce Arena – which is stupid because everybody knows that Joachim Low was the brains of that outfit.

    Guus took Netherlands (1998) and South Korea (2002) to the SFs and Australia to the last 16 (2006) in the previous 3 World Cups and Russia to the SFs of Euro08. With the talent that the US has, especially with the generation of players coming through, just need a quality coach with tactical acumen.

    That’s just my two Turkish Liras though.

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  3. Are Sweatpants and the USSF attempting to set up friendlies with teams like the ones we’ll be facing come June, or are they simply picking from the stiffest competition we can find. I think the Czechs will be similar enough to the Slovenians, though with a little more firepower, but I’m not sure the Turks are a good match for the Algerians. I haven’t seen either of them play enough to know if Algeria is Diet Turkey or if there’s not correlation between the styles of play.

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