The U.S. first faces Japan on Sept. 23 in a location to be determined, with the match set to be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision Networks. Four days later, the team will be in Murcia, Spain to meet Saudi Arabia on Sept. 27 at the Estadio Nueva Condomina. FS1 and the Univision Networks will televise the games, with kickoff times to be announced on a later date.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to measure ourselves against fellow World Cup participants,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. “Together with the two games in June against Morocco and Uruguay, we will have experienced a great diversity of styles and quality opponents to help us prepare for what lies ahead at the World Cup in November.”
The USMNT will face a team competing in its seventh consecutive World Cup dating back to 1998. Coached by Hajime Moriyasu, the Samurai Blue completed AFC qualifying with a 15-2-1 record, including an unbeaten 8-0-0 mark with 46 goals scored and only two conceded in their Second Round Group. Takumi Minamino (Liverpool) and Yuya Osako (Vissel Kobe) led the team with 10 goals each.