U.S. to face France in November friendly in Paris
The U.S. men's national team will face France on Nov. 11 in Paris, marking the second visit to Europe under coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Kickoff at the Stade de France is set for 3 p.m. ET and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision and Unvision.com.
As part of a double fixture date, U.S. Soccer expects to announce a second friendly for Nov. 15 in Europe in the near future.
"France is traditionally one of the best teams in the world," said Klinsmann in a press release. "When you look at their history, the players that have come through their team and what they have accomplished, you have to be impressed. This is an awesome opportunity for our players to play in a stadium that has hosted a World Cup Final, and a great experience for their careers."
The U.S. has faced France twice in its history, losing both matches played in 1979. In those matches, the U.S. did not score a goal, losing 6-0 in East Rutherford, N.J. on May 2 and 3-0 in the return match on Oct. 10 in Paris.
Ranked No. 12 in the world, France qualified for the 2012 European Championship by finishing atop Group D on Tuesday, Oct. 11 after a 1-1 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina.