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USMNT to face Peru in Hartford

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The October 16th match rounds out the Kickoff Series

Peru v United States Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The United States Men’s National Team is headed back to East Hartford. U.S. Soccer announced that the USMNT will face Peru on October 16th at Pratt & Whitney Stadium as part of this fall’s Kickoff Series.

The match is the final match to be announced in the Kickoff Series, which began last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey against Brazil. The USMNT will also face Mexico Tuesday night in Nashville, Colombia in Tampa on October 11th, England at Wembley Stadium on November 15th, and Italy on November 20th at a venue that is still to be confirmed.

The USMNT last played Peru back in September 2015 at RFK Stadium in the District of Columbia, which was a 2-1 victory thanks to a second half brace by Jozy Altidore. Peru, coming off its first World Cup appearance in 36 years, is a strong team that plays an exciting style of soccer and should continue the formidable tests for the young USMNT players.

The October 16th matchup will be on ESPN2, UniMas and Univision Deportes and will have a 7:30pm kickoff.