Report: US men's national team to play friendly vs. Scotland at Hampden in November

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The US men's national team has its focus on qualifying for next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but they may have a trip overseas this fall in an international friendly before the calendar year is up, according to a report.

The Scotland Herald reported Sunday that the Scottish FA and national team manager Gordon Strachan are close to announcing a friendly with the US in November at Hampden.

A little more than a year ago, the US hosted Scotland -- a nation that has no FIFA World Cup aspirations after being eliminated from contention already -- in Jacksonville, Fla., and blasted them to the tune of a 5-1 scoreline, led by Landon Donovan's hat trick. Friendly or not, it's a loss surely Scotland would like to repay.

U.S. Soccer did not immediately respond to requests for a comment on the report.