It's official: The US national team will take on Bosnia-Herzegovina in an August friendly.
U.S. Soccer on Thursday confirmed that Jurgen Klinsmann and his team will travel to Sarajevo on Aug. 14 to face the Balkan powerhouse at Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium. The match will serve as a tune-up before the next round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
Although the US will also participate in the Gold Cup next month, the next qualifier is set for Sept. 6 against Costa Rica at Estadio Nacional.
"As we head into the huge World Cup qualifiers in September, this is a great opportunity to get our players together and continue to build on the progress we have made," said Klinsmann in a statement. "We still have a lot of work to do, and we want to constantly measure ourselves against the top teams in the world. Bosnia-Herzegovina are on an amazing run right now, and the game will be a good challenge for us."
The game will be the first-ever meeting between the US and Bosnia-Herzegovina. The team, led by Manchester City star striker Edin Dzeko, is currently leading its UEFA World Cup qualifying group, and is currently ranked No. 15 in the world.