USA to Visit Scotland in November?

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The USA Women played at Hampden in the Olympics (c) Sean Donnelly | StockPix.eu

The USA Women played at Hampden in the Olympics
(c) Sean Donnelly | StockPix.eu

Reports in Glasgow are growing that a friendly between the USA and Scotland has been arranged for November.

A report in the Herald (formerly the Glasgow Herald) reported that Gordon Strachan, the Scotland manager

” is close to announcing a home friendly against USA at Hampden in November”.

The sides last met in a friendly in Florida, where the USA won 5-1.

Scotland’s national team is undergoing a small resurgence after reaching rock bottom with two World Cup qualifying defeats against Wales. They were statistically the first European nation to be eliminated from qualification from Brazil.

However new coach Strachan took them to a shock 0-1 win in Croatia who were ranked in the World’s Top 10. Most recently they went to play England at Wembley where Vancouver’s Kenny Miller scored in a narrow 3-2 defeat.

However the quality of the performance was greater than the result with England coming from 1-2 behind via slack marking at two late set pieces.

For the Americans, any preparation against European opposition, would be helpful as they are statistically certain to meet one of the 13 European qualifiers in Brazil.

 

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