U.S. Men’s National Team to Face Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo on Aug. 14
International Friendly will be First Meeting Between Two Countries
CHICAGO (June 20, 2013) – The U.S. Men’s National Team will travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina for an international friendly on Wednesday, Aug. 14, in Sarajevo for the final match before resuming 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying less than a month later.
Kickoff at Asim FerhatoviÄ‡ Hase Stadium is set for 8:30 p.m. local (2:30 p.m. ET). The match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, WatchESPN and UniMas. Fans can also follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
"As we head into the huge World Cup Qualifiers in September, this is a great opportunity to get our players together and continue to build on the progress we have made,” said U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “We still have a lot of work to do, and we want to constantly measure ourselves against the top teams in the world. Bosnia-Herzegovina are on an amazing run right now, and the game will be a good challenge for us."
This match will mark the first meeting between the two countries.
Bosnia-Herzegovina is currently ranked No. 15 in the world, its best-ever ranking in its history, which is due to their impressive performance in European qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. After six matches, Bosnia-Herzegovina leads Group G with five wins and a draw, and holds a three point lead over Greece. Overall, the Dragons are on an undefeated run of nine matches.
The U.S. Men’s National Team will gather beginning July 1 in San Diego in preparation for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. has been drawn into Group C of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup along with Belize, Cuba and Costa Rica.
The U.S. will face CONCACAF rival Guatemala on July 5 in San Diego in the team’s only tune-up before the start of the 2013 Gold Cup (TICKETS). Kickoff at Qualcomm Stadium is set for 8 p.m. PT, and the match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network and UniMas. Fans can follow live ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.
After the friendly against Bosnia-Herzegovina, the U.S. will resume qualifying for the FIFA 2014 World Cup with a match in Costa Rica on Sept. 6, before returning home to face Mexico on Sept. 10 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.