Busy Spring On Tap for Nats

The U.S. Men's National Team is gearing up for a busy spring, as the United States Soccer Federation has lined up friendlies with three top 15 countries in late May and early June.
Ives Galarcep is reporting that the USMNT has agreed to face England (ranked #12) in a friendly on May 28 at Wembley Stadium. The meeting looks to be the perfect opportunity for new head coach Fabio Capello to give David Beckham his 100th cap, if he hasn't already earned it by that point.

Already confirmed, the US will take on Spain at a yet-to-be-determined site on European soil on June 4th. La Furia Roja are currently ranked fourth in the world, placing them between Italy and Germany in the latest FIFA rankings.

Less than a week later, it looks as if the US will host Argentina sometime around June 8th in the northeastern US. The Albicelestes are currently the top-ranked team in the world, edging out Brazil in the latest rankings.

If all of these friendlies go ahead as scheduled, Bob Bradley's squad could face three of the top 12 teams in the world in a two-week span leading up to their first World Cup qualifier. That kind of schedule stands in stark contrast to what we got used to under former head coach Bruce Arena. In the days and weeks leading up to the 2006 World Cup, the U.S. played a three-game "send-off series" against the likes of Morocco, Venezuela and Latvia.

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