San Jose Earthquakes and Honduras defender Victor Bernardez is all set to retire from international soccer following the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
On Wednesday night, he played in what was very likely the final home game of his international career, a 2-1 friendly victory over Venezuela.
The US national team now knows its schedule for its final tune-up matches ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will face off against a brand new opponent.
US Soccer announced Thursday that the team will play three games in its Send-Off Series, in San Francisco against Azerbaijan on May 27 at Candlestick Park, followed by a match against Turkey at Red Bull Arena on June 1, and concluding the series with a friendly against Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. on June 7.
LARNACA, Cyprus – On the face of it, there appeared to be few positives to take from the US men’s national team’s 2-0 defeat to Ukraine on Wednesday.
However, head coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes the experience will help his side prepare for one specific opponent it will face at the World Cup.