U.S. World Cup worries grow, draw with Saudis in last tuneup for World Cup 2018
With an eye on the U.S. World Cup qualifier against Panama this week, the U.S. Soccer Federation is set to schedule a training trip to the United Arab Emirates this week.
Following the qualifying draw against Panama, the U.S. will depart on Wednesday for their first training camp in the UAE this summer. Before that, though, there are no other tests to pass as far as the U.S. is concerned.
The U.S. has a training tour scheduled for late June after defeating Honduras on Tuesday, June 11. The U.S. will face off against Mexico in the final match of their seven-game, five-match, five-day tour beginning Monday, June 16.
The U.S. is also set to play a friendly against Scotland on Friday, June 27, and against a Scotland XI on Saturday, June 28.
But for now, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy is just preparing for the upcoming U.S. World Cup qualifying tournament.
The U.S. will welcome 10th-ranked Jamaica in their first match of the tournament as the Americans look to advance to the finals in France. The U.S. will then face off against Panama on Monday, June 23 to complete Group C of the qualifying tournament and advance to the 2018 World Cup.
The U.S. will have one more training camp scheduled before heading to France, and that is Monday, June 30.
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy will then face off against Trinidad and Tobago on June 25 and June 26, before traveling to Panama to play their final qualifier of the World Cup qualifying tournament on Tuesday, June 24.
The U.S. will then take on Mexico on Wednesday, June 25 before heading to the U.S. World Cup qualifier against Panama on Sunday, June 28.
The U.S. will also have a training camp scheduled to begin on May 15.
Then, on June 25, the U.S. will face Trinidad and Tobago in their final group match of the tournament, before taking on Panama on June 26.
The group then closes