U.S. Cancels Egypt Friendly

No surprise here: citing the ongoing political unrest in Egypt, the U.S. Soccer Federation canceled its upcoming friendly against that nation, scheduled for Feb. 9 in Cairo.

The federation did make an effort to schedule another opponent, but without success. The U.S. will not play that day, a FIFA international fixture date.

The next U.S. match is on March 26 against Argentina at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The team will also play Paraguay in Nashville on March 29.

Following those two games, the Yanks have no other matches currently scheduled until the Gold Cup in June.

(Reader Dave cheekily suggested that they relocate the Egypt match to Qatar/Cutter, where the recently completed Asian Cup showed they could use some more hosting practice before 2022.)

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