U.S. Soccer confirmed on Thursday that the US national team will play three-time World Cup champion Germany in an international friendly on June 2 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.
The match, which is the ninth meeting all-time between the two countries, is part of U.S. Soccer's 100-year anniversary celebration. The Americans are 2-6-0 against Germany, including two losses in the World Cup: during the group stage in 1998 and in the quarterfinals in 2002.
The US team is 13-3-4 all-time at RFK Stadium, having last played there against Jamaica in the 2011 Gold Cup quarterfinals. The US won that game, 2-0.
US national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (above) led the German national team to a World Cup title in 1990, the most recent of the team’s three championships. They also won in 1954 and 1974, and were ranked No. 2 in the world in FIFA’s most recent global rankings, released on March 14.
Klinsmann was the head coach of the German team when they beat the US 4-1 during a March 2006 match in Dortmund that featured four second-half goals from the Germans. Klinsmann and Germany went on to finish third in the World Cup that summer.
U.S. Soccer also announced on Thursday the venues for the USMNT's remaining home World Cup qualifiers, including dates in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Columbus and Kansas City.