Add England to the list of potential opponents that the United States could face this fall. According to a Goal report, the USMNT is close to a deal to face England in a friendly somewhere in the United Kingdom during the November international fixture window. This match would likely come before the friendly scheduled to take place against Italy at a neutral site November 20th, a match announced by the Italian FA on Friday.
For the USMNT, it would be a return to British soil for the first time since a friendly against Colombia at Craven Cottage in 2014. It would be the first time since the 2010 World Cup that the USMNT played England and the first time in a decade that the USMNT took the field against The Three Lions in England.
If this match comes to fruition, it shows that the U.S. Soccer Federation is trying to really go big in scheduling some major opponents for post-World Cup friendlies. England followed by Italy would serve as a tough test for the young Americans who are working to be a part of the future core of the team. England is ranked 13th and Italy 20th in the April 2018 edition of the FIFA World Rankings.
Are you excited at the possibility of the USMNT traveling to face England on the road?