The United States looked all set to play Croatia at Craven Cottage in London after the Croatian FA announced that the friendly had been agreed to, but it may not be happening after all. Steve Goff says that the deal was never finalized and now the match is off.
Proposed #usmnt v Croatia Nov 12 in London won't happen. Despite CRO definitive comments, it was never finalized. USSF exploring options— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) October 20, 2014
It's a shame that this match won't go ahead. Croatia are a good team that would have provided the Americans with a good test. Plus, playing at Craven Cottage would have been fun, not just because it's an old ground on the river, but the in-stadium pub is named after former U.S. international Brian McBride.
The U.S. is already scheduled to play Ireland in Dublin on November 18 and now need to find a new friendly to join it on that FIFA date. The travel from London to Dublin would have been ideal, but really anything in the UK, Western Europe or Central Europe will make for fine travel so there are more options out there.