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USMNT announce December training camp, friendly vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina

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The U.S. will finish out 2021 with a domestic-based friendly to prepare for January’s World Cup qualifiers.

Canada v USMNT Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The United States men’s national team will conclude their 2021 schedule with a training camp and one final friendly, the USSF announced on Tuesday.

To prepare for their crucial three-match World Cup qualifier window in late January, the U.S. will hold a training camp in Carson, CA beginning on December 5th. The camp will culminate with a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on December 18th. That match will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET and air on FS1 and TUDN.

Due to the timing of the camp not being held during a FIFA international window, the participants will predominantly be domestic-based.

The usual international soccer calendar has been altered tremendously by the worldwide pandemic. In most years the USMNT would hold a camp like this after the new year. However, the timeframe has been moved up because there’s an official FIFA window occurring in January of 2022. The USMNT will play El Salvador at home on January 27th before heading up north to take on Canada and then returning stateside to finish out the busy window against Honduras.

After six matches in Concacaf World Cup qualifying, the U.S. sit in second place with 11 points, three behind leaders Mexico.