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USMNT likely to face Argentina and Colombia in October Friendlies

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U.S. Soccer’s working to arrange matches against the two CONMEBOL heavyweights.

United States v Argentina: Semifinal - Copa America Centenario Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

According to a CBS Sports report, the United States is looking to schedule friendlies against Argentina and Colombia during the October FIFA international window. The fixtures would take place between October 8th and 16th.

The USMNT will likely have a general manager, as well as new coach by the time these friendlies are expected to take place.

Miami has been discussed as the location for one of the two matches, although exact venues and dates have not been confirmed. If the U.S. were to play in Miami, it would the team’s first match in the area since a 2011 friendly victory against Honduras.

Colombia and Argentina would add to an already challenging schedule of fall matches which may include Brazil and Mexico in September and England as well as Italy in November.

The USMNT last faced the two sides at the 2016 Copa America Centenario, losing 4-0 to Argentina in the semifinals and 1-0 to Colombia in the third-place match. Unlike the USMNT, both Argentina and Colombia will participate in the 2018 World Cup finishing 3rd and 4th respectively in CONMEBOL qualifying. Argentina is currently ranked 5th in the world and Colombia is 16th.

Both sides have several world class players with Argentina led by Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, and Angel di Maria. Colombia’s stars include James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, and young defender Davinson Sanchez.

What do you think? Are you excited for these potential friendlies?