Friendly

2014-06-07-USA-v-NGA

Home Team: 
USA
Away Team: 
Date & Time: 
Sáb, 06/07/2014 - 6:00pm
TBD: 
0
Sold Out: 
0
Location, short: 
EverBank Field
Opta Game ID: 
748719
Calculated Fields
Status: 
FullTime
Match Type: 
Regular
Result Type: 
NormalResult
Winner: 
t596
Home Score: 
2
Away Score: 
1

USA 2, Nigeria 1 | International Friendly Match Recap

USA 2, NGA 1: Altidore goes on a roll to send Yanks off to Brazil with win
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Clint Dempsey against Nigeria

Photo Credit: 
USA Today Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It had been 28 matches since Jozy Altidore last found the back of the net. He returned to form in a big way on Saturday by scoring twice at EverBank Field in the US national team’s 2-1 win over Nigeria in front of an announced crowd of 52,033.

Both goals were a thing of beauty, for different reasons, and bound for the highlight reel as this team heads off to Brazil for its World Cup group opener June 16 in Natal against Ghana.

World Cup: Jurgen Klinsmann to use Nigeria match to test players: "We're still in a working process"

USA won't field World Cup starting XI vs. Nigeria: "We're still building"
Special to MLSsoccer.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The US men’s national team may be less than two weeks away from its first World Cup match in Brazil 2014, but the group is seemingly no closer to locking in a starting lineup for their group opener June 16 against Ghana.

World Cup: Humid weather in Jacksonville to provide USMNT with preview of conditions in Brazil

A taste of Ghana: Klinsmann says Nigeria will give USMNT "a wake-up call"
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Saturday’s match against Nigeria (6 pm ET; ESPN and Univision) should help prepare the US national team for both the weather they’ll be faced with in Brazil and their first World Cup opponent in group play.

The forecast calls for thunderstorms and humid 90-degree weather.

Mexico 0, Portugal 1 | International Friendly Match Recap

MEX 0, POR 1: Last-gasp goal sinks El Tri in final World Cup warmup
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Portugal's Eder shoots past Mexico's Hector Moreno

Photo Credit: 
USA Today Sports

Mexico suffered a second straight loss in their World Cup preparation, falling 1-0 to Portugal in dramatic fashion on Friday at a packed Gillette Stadium. Bruno Alves got the lone goal of the game in the final minute of second-half stoppage time when he was not picked up on a set piece, allowing him to snap a header into the top corner from 12 yards out.

2014-06-06-MEX-v-POR

Home Team: 
Away Team: 
Date & Time: 
Vie, 06/06/2014 - 8:30pm
TBD: 
0
Sold Out: 
0
Location, short: 
Gillette Stadium
Opta Game ID: 
746941
Calculated Fields
Status: 
FullTime
Match Type: 
Regular
Result Type: 
NormalResult
Winner: 
t359
Home Score: 
0
Away Score: 
1

World Cup: USMNT's Jurgen Klinsmann says talk of tactical systems "not up to speed anymore"

Klinsmann says worries about tactical systems "not up to speed anymore"
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Much has been made of the switch by the US national team to a diamond midfield in recent games. But to the manager, the tactics aren't really the point.

Jurgen Klinsmann is more concerned with how his players support each other on the field than how they’ll operate within the much-discussed diamond formation during the World Cup.

First New York City FC signing David Villa hoping to "meet the expectations" of North American fans

Villa meets the press, expresses excitement over NYCFC signing
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David Villa in a press conference with Spain

Photo Credit: 
Pablo Maurer

LANDOVER, Md. – David Villa met the press at FedEx Field on Friday afternoon, the first time the prolific goalscorer had done so since being announced as the first player of MLS’ 21st franchise, New York City FC.

Starting XI: Revs, Red Bulls set to square off, a Sunday SuperClasico, & USMNT's final test

Revs prepped for Henry (or not); can Portland win in the Wasatch? | Starting XI
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Welcome to Starting XI, our Friday rundown of what to watch for – and what we're watching.

Our recommended musical pairing this week, as per Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle, is Hole's"Live Through This" because we love to see things break.

USMNT vs. Nigeria | International Friendly Match Preview

#USAvNGA Preview: Third time's the charm for USMNT before Brazil?
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USA vs. Nigeria
Saturday, June 7, 2014, 6 pm ET
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.
Watch on ESPN, Watch ESPN, Univision

Third time’s a charm, right?

At least that’s what Jurgen Klinsmann and the US national team are hoping when it comes to Saturday’s friendly against Nigeria – the Yanks’ final World Cup tune-up in the States before they head to Brazil.

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