Dave Sarachan - US national team - training session as caretaker coach
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USA to kick off 2018 with friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina

The US national team are set to face Portugal in a friendly on Tuesday (3:45 pm ET; FS1, Univision, UniMás) in their first match after being eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup and they will follow it up with another friendly against a European foe in January.

U.S. Soccer announced on Monday that the USMNT will play Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 28 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Coverage is set to begin at 7:30 pm ET on FS1.

StubHub Center has been a frequent host for USA matches at the end of the annual January camp, with the test against Bosnia and Herzegovina marking the 12th time these games have been played in Carson since 2004. Overall, the US holds an 11-2-2 record at the venue, including eight shutouts. Numerous players have received their first caps in past outings there, with the likes of Kellyn Acosta, Alejandro Bedoya, Kyle Beckerman, Chris Wondolowski and DeAndre Yedlin all earning their senior international debuts at this stadium.

The teams have met once since the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina was formed in 1992. A hat trick by Jozy Altidore and the debut appearances of John Brooks and Bobby Wood highlighted the USA’s 4-3 victory on Aug. 14, 2013, in Sarajevo.

Bosnia and Herzegovina also failed to qualify for the World Cup this cycle after making the World Cup finals in 2014. They finished third in their UEFA qualifying group behind Belgium and Greece.