Confirmed: USA vs. Egypt, February 9th 2011

The United States confirmed today a Februrary 9th, 2011 friendly against Egypt to be held at Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.

Dempsey, going for it against 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.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/12/13 at 12:58 PM

    Somebody should tell the USSF that the World Cup vote was on 2nd December!

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    • Posted by matthewsf on 2010/12/13 at 12:59 PM

      My sentiments exactly…”looks like we lost another one…” :>

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      • Posted by GeorgeCross on 2010/12/13 at 1:08 PM

        Does any country in the Gold Cup pool play a 3-5-2?
        Seriously, I also think it’s good to play teams where you will have a decent percentage of the possession, as that would mimick the conditions when the USA plays Gold Cup opponents (maybe minus Mexico). I think it’s important to keep the ball and be patient and work an opening.

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        • I agree that the US needs to study up on those kinds of teams that will be parking the bus against us. But on the flipside should we be playing against lesser teams just to practice keeping possession? I don’t see the Englands/Italys/Germanys/etc. playing friendlies against Cyprus, Andorra, and the Faroe Islands just to practice for their upcoming Euro Qualifiers against other European Minnows.

          I don’t believe anyone of note plays the 3-5-2.

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  2. Posted by Iggystar on 2010/12/13 at 1:58 PM

    Look out for those man eating sharks.

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  3. Posted by MJ on 2010/12/13 at 2:08 PM

    Fifa site has us playing Argentina, has for some time now, so is that good as done if they can post it?

    http://www.fifa.com/associations/association=usa/index.html

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    • Posted by ernj on 2010/12/13 at 3:10 PM

      The FIFA calendar is not official in any way (why they post it then, I have no idea). There have been rumors of that match (originally they said it will be played in Seattle, but that is not the case now), but nothing is done yet. Best guess is they need to agree on the site before it is finalized, as Seattle is a long way from Europe.

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  4. usa has never failed to beat egypt.

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