USMNT

USMNT to face Morocco in summer friendly

Lizzy Becherano
Gregg Berhalter announces the USMNT are to face Morocco in summer friendly to prepare for the World Cup.
Gregg Berhalter announces the USMNT are to face Morocco in summer friendly to prepare for the World Cup. / Brad Smith/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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The United States men’s national team will kick off the summer with a friendly against Morocco at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati on June 1.

The upcoming friendly stands as the fourth-ever meeting between the two nations after games in 1992, 1996 and 2006. The United States has lost all previous meetings.

“We’re excited to face a fellow World Cup finalist and provide our team with a different challenge,” US coach Gregg Berhalter said in a release. 

“With only six international games before the World Cup, this is a critical period for our team preparation. Combining the magnificent training facilities, the world-class stadium and the amazing atmosphere, Cincinnati ticked all the boxes to give us a great start to these summer matches.”

The friendly serves as the first to prepare the USMNT for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, as the American side is set to play four games during the ‘double window’ in June. The team has another friendly scheduled that month against an undetermined opponent. 

Following the friendlies, the USMNT will take part in Concacaf Nations League play on June 10 at home against Grenada before traveling to take on El Salvador four days later.

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