The United States is not participating in this summer’s World Cup, in case you hadn’t heard. However, rather than leave us alone to cope with that fact, they’ve decided to schedule a friendly against Bolivia for...reasons. The USMNT’s quest to learn who the key pieces are going to be when qualifying picks back up in 2020 continues, with an interesting roster of young players almost entirely from Europe taking the field today.
Key player: Bill Hamid and Bruno Miranda
No one else in this game actually matters other than Hamid, the former D.C. United homegrown goalkeeper who should have been anointed the U.S. #1 years ago but has not been because we are not gifted with good leadership, and Miranda, who is slowly growing in prominence for United these days as a super-sub.
Our hope for this game is that Hamid is brilliant, and that Miranda is excellent as well (and if Alex Bono gets the start as everyone seems to expect, hopefully Miranda scores).
Location: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA)
Kickoff time: 6:30pm Eastern
Available TV: Fox Sports 1, Univision Deportes, UniMas
Available streaming: Fox Sports Go, Univision Now, Fox Soccer Match Pass
For listings in other countries, check out LiveSoccerTV.com.
we our friends have to say about it?: Stars and Stripes FC has four different previews right at the top of their front page, so get your read on.
What are you drinking?: I’m going to a friend’s place, and he said he has beer, so whatever that beer is.
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