The United States confirmed today a Februrary 9th, 2011 friendly against Egypt to be held at Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.
Say one thing about life under Bob Bradley. The team tries to play the best competition. The confirmed schedule for 2011 includes World Cup attendee Chile at HDC on January 22nd in Carson and now Egypt on February 3rd in Cairo.
A much rumored March date against powerhouse Argentina has been snaking through the grapevine without confirmation as of yet. Most expect it to happen.
The triumvirate of 2011 opponents follows on the heals of the United States playing friendlies against both Brazil and the Netherlands in 2010 after closing 2009 against the likes of World Cup caliber Denmark and Slovakia away as well.
Expect a squad of “A” teamers for the game Pyramid Land as Cairo is just a shade under 5-hour flight from London. Excellent.
If you remember the last time the United States played Egypt it was the 2009 Confederation’s Cup and the States need a confluence of circumstances, an Italian mauling by Brazil (happened) and 3-goal differential thereafter by the States (they got it) to advance in South Africa.
Charlie Davies had a Conor Casey-esque goal and Michael Bradley sounded off to the cameras, Alexi Lalas and everyone else about disrespecting on his pops and Team USA.