The Canadian Soccer Association has announced yet another opponent the men's national team will face on its long, winding road back to relevance.
Canada will face Moldova in a friendly on May 27, the CSA confirmed late Thursday night. The game will be the team's second international friendly of 2014, coming four days after a closed-door friendly against Bulgaria.
Both games are part of a 10-day training camp being held in Austria, from May 18 to 28. The Bulgaria game will be in Ritzing, while the location of the Moldova game is yet to be announced.
Still one year away from making their Major League Soccer debut, Orlando City continue to schedule major-league caliber games at all opportunities.
The USL PRO club has announced that it will host Italian powerhouse Roma on May 23 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the second consecutive year that the Lions will take on the Serie A giants. The teams played in January 2013 at Rollins College's 500-seat stadium, with Roma winning 5-0 against an Orlando team that included multiple trialists.
The Houston Dynamo confirmed on Wednesday they will face English Premier League side Aston Villa in the sixth annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
The game, which will take place July 26 at BBVA Compass Stadium, may feature USMNT goalkeeper Brad Guzan (above), who is likely to go to the World Cup this summer, as well as other Villa stars like Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann, and Leandro Bacuna.
The LA Galaxy announced on Tuesday that they will face English giants Manchester United this summer in an international friendly at the Rose Bowl on July 23.
“We are excited to take on Manchester United at the Rose Bowl Stadium this summer,” said LA president Chris Klein in a statement. “We look forward to playing a storied club at a storied venue. As the top club in North America, it is important for us to play big games and bring big events to the city of Los Angeles.”
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Best player in the world? Michael Bradley earns high praise after dazzling performance in No. 10 role
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Miguel Herrera doesn’t believe Mexico owe the United States for their place in Brazil. He certainly didn’t owe Michael Bradley a compliment after Wednesday night’s 2-2 draw.
The US national team debuted a new shirt and a new prospect in a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night against archrivals Mexico that featured a standout display from Michael Bradley.