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USA vs. New Zealand, 2016 Friendly: Confirmed lineups and match thread

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One month til Mexico. Who wants it?

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The United States men’s national team finish off a set of warm-up friendlies when they take on New Zealand in just under an hour at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C..

With the CONCACAF Hexagonal final round of World Cup qualifying opening in exactly one month, Jurgen Klinsmann has one more match with a makeshift roster to make a few last minute assertions about his squad.

Some food for thought, this same New Zealand team kept it close against Mexico on Friday in Nashville, only losing 2-1 to the USMNT’s bitter rivals and next opponent in Columbus in 30 days.

Klinsmann has picked an expected experimental lineup. With so many absences and departures from camp, there was nothing else it could’ve been. It appears to be a 4-3-3.

Julian Green keeps his spot in the starting lineup and is joined up top by Jozy Altidore and DeAnde Yedlin. The midfield trio consists of Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan, and Perry Kitchen.

The match is expected to kick off around 8:00 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN, UniMas, and Univision Deportes.

United States lineup: William Yarbrough; Michael Orozco, Matt Besler, Omar Gonzalez, Kellyn Acosta; Perry Kitchen, Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan; DeAndre Yedlin, Jozy Altidore, Julian Green