Today is a big day for International Friendlies, and the US has drawn quite the stout opponent in B&H. Currently, the US is ranked 19th in the FIFA standings, while B&H is coming in at 13th.
In preparation for the final round of World Cup 2014 Hexagonal Qualifying play, the US will be fielding a solid squad, though different from the group which carried them through to their recent Gold Cup win. Today's team will be heavy with Euro-based players, with most MLS'ers hanging back.
As there are some folks in the Daily Thread who may be DVR'ing and wanting to avoid updates, let's keep the discussion on this match (and any others if you are so inclined) to this thread. I will load up some links for folks who may not be up to speed on all the goings-on of the USMNT. Enjoy!
Match Date/Time: 8:30 p.m. local, 1:30 p.m. CT
- Venue: Olimpijski Stadion Asim Ferhatović Hase, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- TV: ESPN2 (U.S.)
- Online: WatchESPN (U.S.)
- SBNation: High-level preview
- US Soccer: Release on the match
- Stars and Stripes: Roster for US announced
- Stars and Stripes: Aron Johannsson will play for US
- Stars and Stripes: Match Predictions
- ESPNFC: US can experiment with backline
- ESPNFC: Team ready for tough road test
- ESPNFC: Jurgen on Dempsey and some other USMNT thoughts