Tuesday March 10th, 2015

The U.S. U-23 men's national team is set to begin Olympic qualification later this year, and in anticipation of its qualifying run, the team will be heading to Europe for two preparation matches. 

The team will play at Bosnia-Herzegovina on Friday, March 27, before facing Denmark on Tuesday, March 31.

“With six months before the start of Olympic qualifying, this is an important opportunity for our coaching staff to evaluate the players first hand as we put the pieces together for October,” Andi Herzog, a U.S. men's national team assistant coach and head coach of the U-23 team, said in a news release. “We are going to build understanding, build team spirit and really try to enjoy this huge opportunity we have together to reach the Olympic Games.”

The roster for the two matches has yet to be announced.

“Bosnia and Denmark are two totally different teams, so it’s good exposure for our guys,” Herzog said. “Bosnia is a technically gifted team, while Denmark is a physical team that is very good tactically that typically has a lot of success at this age level.”

- Josh Sanchez

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