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USMNT friendly vs. Netherlands looks set for Amsterdam ArenA

The U.S. is going back to the home of AFC Ajax.

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The United States announced that they would be playing Netherlands in a friendly on June 5. The match was set for the Netherlands, but where?

Now it looks like we know where the friendly will be played: Amsterdam ArenA, home of AFC Ajax.

U.S. Soccer had yet to confirm the site, but the stadium's website has it listed on their calendar.

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The U.S. played at Amsterdam ArenA the last time they played the Netherlands. That was back in March of 2010, as part of their preparations for the World Cup. The U.S. lost that match, 2-1, but it was remembered more for Nigel de Jong's tackle on Stuart Holden, which broke the American's leg.

Amsterdam ArenA seats 53,052 and has a retractable roof as well as a natural grass pitch. It is the primary venue for the Netherlands national team, hosted a semifinal at Euro 2000 and was the site of the 1998 Champions League final.

The Netherlands capital generally supports the national team well, drawing over 45,000 for nearly every match at Amsterdam ArenA. The U.S. can expect a near capacity crowd when they are there, making for a tough away match and giving the Americans a stiff challenge, just like Jurgen Klinsmann wants.