USA will reportedly play March friendly against Belgium in May

Friedemann Vogel

Reports out of Belgium indicate that the U.S. will play the Belgians this May in Cleveland.

If reports out of Belgium are to be believed, the United States will play the Belgium in a friendly on May 29. The match will reportedly be played in Cleveland, presumably at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Belgium-based Sacha Kljestan first tipped Americans off to the reported friendly, tweeting that he had seen it, then Nicholas Rosano likely picked up on the same Belgian reports.

The U.S. and Belgium last played each other in 2011, five weeks after Jurgen Klinsmann took over as U.S. manager, but that match was in Brussels. It was an ugly match, played in the rain, and Belgium came out on top 1-0.

Belgium failed to qualify for Euro 2012, but they have an impressive team full of talent. Vincent Kompany, Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen anchor a good defense, while Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel, Eden Hazard, Moussa Dembele and Dries Mertens are an embarrassment of riches in the midfield and Romelu Lukaku, Jelle Vossen and Christian Benteke give them some very promising young strikers. They are currently top of Group A in qualifying for the 2014 World Cup, level on points with Croatia in a tough group that also includes Serbia.

The U.S. hasn't played in Cleveland since 2006, when they played one of three Send Off Series matches at Cleveland Browns Stadium before the 2006 World Cup. That match, against Venezuela, was the highest attended of the three matches, drawing over 29,000 fans on a Friday night.

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