Report: USMNT to play Iceland in January friendly

Thursday December 10th, 2015

The U.S. men's national soccer team is expected to face Iceland in a January friendly to open the 2016 calendar year, on Jan. 31, according to ESPN FC.

The friendly would reportedly take place in Carson, Calif. 

The United States may also play Canada in early February, according to the report. U.S. Soccer did not confirm ESPNFC's report, as the details are not yet finalized.

Jurgen Klinsmann's side will begin training camp on Jan. 4 at the StubHub Center in Carson as the team prepares to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro.

USMNT's Julian Green starts in Champions League for Bayern Munich

The United States sits just four spots ahead of Iceland in the FIFA rankings at No. 32. Iceland has qualified to play in next year's European Championships, which will take place from June 10 to July 10 in France. 

Another focus for the USA in 2016 will be the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The U.S. will face Guatemala in a March qualifier.

- Christopher Chavez

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