With the eyes of the world on Cape Town, the U.S. MNT was drawn into Group C of the 2010 FIFA World Cup alongside England, Slovenia and Algeria. The two teams who advance from Group C will face a team from Group D in the Round of 16
The U.S. will play on June 12 v England in Rustenberg, June 18 v Slovenia in Johannesburg and June 23 v Algeria in Tshwane/Pretoria.
Slovenia will be playing in its second-ever FIFA World Cup, having made an appearance in Korea/Japan 2002. Though they were dismissed in the group phase, Slovenia qualified for South Africa by defeating a strong Russian team in a two-leg playoff.
Algeria secured qualification for South Africa in dramatic circumstances, beating fierce rivals Egypt 1-0 in Sudan in a one game playoff on Nov. 18. The North African nation will be appearing in its third-ever FIFA World Cup, and its first since 1986.
USA 2010 FIFA World Cup Schedule
No. Date Match Time (Local/ET) Venue
5 June 12 England vs. United States 8:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. Rustenberg
22 June 18 Slovenia vs. United States 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Johannesburg
38 June 23 United States vs. Algeria 4 p.m. / 10 a.m. Tshwane/Pretoria