Report: USMNT to play international friendly against Peru at RFK Stadium
The U.S. men's national team will play an international friendly against Peru at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C. on Sept. 4, according to a report from the Washington Post.
The match will take place during an official FIFA fixture window, meaning Jurgen Klinsmann will have all players available for selection. The U.S. Soccer Federation also discussed potential matches with Ghana and Uruguay before settling on Peru, according to the report.
The news comes on the heels of U.S. victories over a 2014 World Cup champion Germany (2–1), as well as the Netherlands (4–3) in early June.
Peru was ousted by Chile in the Copa America semifinals Monday night.
The USMNT has a busy month of July ahead, with the CONCACAF Gold Cup kicking off on July 10. The Americans will Guatemala in a tune-up friendly on Friday before facing, Honduras, Haiti and Panama in the group stage. With a Gold Cup victory, the USA would automatically clinch a place in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup by virtue of having won in 2013 as well. If another team wins, the USA would go to a playoff to determine the region's Confederations Cup berth.
The Americans last played at RFK Stadium in 2013, when it took on the German national team in its 100th anniversary match.
- Will Green