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USMNT will open 2016 with friendlies vs. Iceland and Canada

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United States Soccer announced today that the men's national team will open its 2016 calendar with two friendlies. The first being a clash with Iceland on January 31 and the finale against our northern neighbors Canada on February 5. Both matches will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

With the senior team holding a month-long camp in January, Brian Sciaretta informs us that in lieu of holding a separate U.S. U-23 camp, a few of the team's top players will join the full team during their camp.

Klinsmann will gather approximately 27 domestic-based players for the annual camp, likely consisting of mostly fringe players. This camp is always a great time for the coaching staff to evaluate players on the outside looking in to determine who might can help out when the important matches begin in March.