20 Jan USMNT to play Trinidad & Tobago with followers in Orlando on Jan. 31
The US males’s soccer team will open its 2021 schedule with an exhibition in opposition to Trinidad and Tobago on Jan. 31 at Orlando, Florida.
A roster lacking all Europe-based regulars has been figuring out in preparation for the match, which isn’t on a FIFA worldwide match date.
Followers will probably be required to put on face coverings to attend the sport, the U.S. Soccer Federation mentioned Wednesday, and there will probably be not less than 6 toes of house between every group of followers within the stands.
Trinidad and Tobago famously eradicated the USMNT from qualification for the 2018 World Cup with a shock upset in October 2017. The 2 have performed since then with the U.S. defeating the Caribbean aspect in group stage play on the 2019 Gold Cup.
The U.S. expects to have most of its common starters obtainable for a pair of exhibitions being deliberate in Europe for March 22-30.
U.S. Males’s Soccer Key Dates
|Olympic qualifying||March 18-30|
|Nations League||June (dates TBD)|
|Gold Cup||July (dates TBD)|
|Olympics||July 21-Aug. 7|
|World Cup qualifying||Sept.-March ’22|
|2022 World Cup||Nov. 21-Dec. 18 ’22|
The Individuals return to aggressive matches once they play Honduras in a CONCACAF Nations League semifinal from Might 31 to June 8. The winner performs Mexico or Costa Rica within the championship just a few days later.
The U.S. is probably going to make use of a less-than-full-strength roster for the Gold Cup that begins in early July, by which the Individuals have group stage matches in opposition to Canada, Martinique and both Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guatemala or Guyana.
The U.S. begins World Cup qualifying with three matches from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, three from Oct. 4-13 and two from Nov. 8-17.
The Individuals seemingly will open at Trinidad and Tobago or El Salvador, then most likely host Canada or Haiti, then play at Honduras.
October will embrace a house match in opposition to Jamaica, and possibly a match at Panama or Guatemala, adopted by a house recreation in opposition to Costa Rica. November features a residence recreation in opposition to Mexico and a highway match at Jamaica.