clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

USMNT will reportedly host Brazil in September

Jurgen Klinsmann keeps seeking out tough matches.

Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The United States looks set to play Brazil in a friendly next September, according to Sports Illustrated. The two federations are very close to finalizing the match, which would be played on the second FIFA date that month.

Jurgen Klinsmann has said that he wants a difficult schedule that challenges his team and he's making good on that and then some. The Yanks are already set to play Chile, Panama, Mexico, Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany in the first half of 2015, then they have the Gold Cup in July. That's a hellacious run of teams that will give the U.S. all they can handle, and now they're adding Brazil to the mix.

There is a FIFA double date in September and while the U.S. has not lined up an opponent for the first one yet, but the one against Brazil will likely be September 8. That match will be on U.S. soil, at a location that has yet to be determined.

If the U.S. are going to host Brazil on that international date, they will probably play the other friendly on that international date at home as well. That will likely be on September 4, setting the Americans up for a pair of home matches.

The U.S. and Brazil last met in May 2012, when Brazil thrashed the U.S., 4-1.