De Andre Yedlin - United States - defends against Lionel Messi - Argentina - Copa America Centenario
USA Today Sports

Report: US national team to host Colombia, Argentina in October friendlies

The US national team are scheduling their 2018 slate, and a couple of tough opponents could be on tap.

CBSSports.com reported on Monday that the USMNT are "finalizing friendlies" against Colombia and Argentina, projected for the October FIFA international window.

The USMNT, preparing for a run of friendlies in the coming weeks, including Monday's Memorial Day clash against Bolivia at Talen Energy Stadium (6:30 pm ET | FS1, UniMás, UDN), are in the midst of a transition phase in their program history. Currently led by Dave Sarachan, the US, who also have upcoming friendlies against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday and against France on June 9 in Lyon, are expected to have a new head coach and to have the new position of USMNT general manager filled following the World Cup.

Argentina and Colombia are both playing in the World Cup in Russia, the first such tournament the USMNT did not qualify for since 1986. The US last played both South American nations in the 2016 Copa America Centenario, with Argentina defeating the US in the semifinal 4-0, before Colombia beat the tournament host 1-0 in the 3rd place game.

U.S. Soccer also recently announced that the USMNT will face Concacaf rivals Mexico in a friendly in Nashville on Sept. 11. They will also reportedly face five-time world champions Brazil in a friendly at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sept. 7.

Stay connected: The all-new, completely redesigned, FREE official MLS app is your best mobile source for scores, news, analysis and highlights. Download:  App Store  |  Google Play