The United States's Gold Cup did not go well at all, but they're back for their first match since the summer's debacle and are ready to take on Peru in a friendly as they prepare for next month's Confederations Cup playoff. The match is set for RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., because starting off a holiday weekend with the national team in the nation's capital is just right.
This is a vital few months for the U.S. Obviously, the team was not very good in the Gold Cup and now they have a big match against Mexico looming next month. The following month, World Cup qualifying will begin so the Americans have to be playing well come October and they have only this friendly against Peru and next week's contest against Brazil to go from the Gold Cup's problems to next month's pressure. This is when they make that transition and right the ship.
The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and it will be televised live on Fox Sports 1. John Strong and Brad Friedel will be on the call, while Rob Stone, Alexi Lalas and Stu Holden will will handle the 30-minute pre-game show. There is no post-game show, but FS1 is going straight to Fox Sports Live and they will likely have some analysts on to discuss the match there.
As is the case with every match on FS1, it will also be streamed on Fox Sports Go. UniMas will have the match in Spanish.