The United States and Ireland are in Dublin for a friendly that will mark the final match for both sides in 2014. The year was pretty good for the U.S., who went to the round of 16 at the World Cup, and not so good for Ireland, who did not go to Brazil and lost to Scotland last week in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier.
Neither team is taking this friendly overly seriously, as both have gone with a large crop of reserves in the starting XI. For the U.S., that shows with Bill Hamid in goal, as well as Alfredo Morales and Chris Wondolowski's place in the lineup. Ireland are missing most of their best players as well and have as many reserves as they do first choice players.
United States: Hamid; F. Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Chandler; Beckerman; Bedoya, Diskerud, Morales; Wondolowski, Altidore
Ireland: Given, Christie, Pearce, Clark, Meyler, Quinn, Brady, Pilkington, Murphy, McGoldrick, Stokes
Matches in Dublin are always a good time and the Aviva Stadium is a gorgeous setting for a match. This is the first time these two countries have played since 2002 and you can watch it live on ESPN2 and UniMas.