USA vs. Guatemala
Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
July 3, 2015
6:30 pm ET (FOX Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes)
The US national team will seek a promising sound check ahead of their Gold Cup title defense when they host Guatemala in an international friendly in the Music City on Friday night.
Mexico lose Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez to injury in dour 0-0 friendly draw with Honduras in Houston
Mexico's underwhelming runup to the CONCACAF Gold Cup continued in Houston on Wednesday with a 0-0 draw in a friendly vs. Honduras at NRG Stadium, a dour result further darkened by a shoulder injury to striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez.
NASHVILLE – Nursing a hamstring injury, Jozy Altidore watched as his US national team teammates swept Germany and the Netherlands in two friendlies earlier this month.
Now healthy and back in the national team lineup, he's ready to keep that momentum going as the Stars & Stripes prepare for the Gold Cup in Friday's warm-up against Guatemala in Nashville (6:30 pm ET; FOX Sports 1, UniMás, Univision Deportes).
If the Mexican national team is really expecting to win the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, they have some work to do after Saturday's 2-2 draw against Costa Rica in a friendly played in front of 53,629 at Orlando's Citrus Bowl.
El Tri were thoroughly outplayed in a first half which saw them fall behind 2-0 to goals by David Ramirez (4th minute) and an own goal by Miguel Layun in the 33rd minute.
Columbus Crew SC's Justin Meram puts in solid 90 minutes vs LA, just 24 hours after Japan trip with Iraq
OBETZ, Ohio – Still in his first year of play with the Iraq national team, Justin Meram is adjusting quickly to life as an international athlete.
That jet-set lifestyle was put to the ultimate test over the weekend. Despite head coach Gregg Berhalter’s insistence that he would be available, most presumed that the Columbus Crew SC midfielder would be out for Saturday’s match against the LA Galaxy, which took place just days after a trip to Japan with Iraq.
Boniek Garcia gets apology and more from Felipe Luis after tackle in Brazil-Honduras friendly | SIDELINE
It's not every day a player ends up on the wrong side of a tackle and then gets the royal treatment.
But Houston Dynamo midfielder Boniek Garcia, on international duty with Honduras this week, received just that following a 1-0 friendly loss to Brazil in Porto Alegre on Wednesday.