US SoccerCHICAGO, June 30, 2016 – For the first time since 1947, the national teams of the United States and Cuba will play an international friendly.

The historic meeting in Havana will take place October 7 at Estadio Pedro Marrero. The match will be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision Networks, with kick-off time still to be finalised.

This is only the USA’s second visit to Cuba in the last 69 years, having collected a 1-0 win on September 6, 2008, during the Semi-final Round of Qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

“We are happy to have the chance to bring our team to Cuba,” said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. “In addition to good competition, we are always looking for our group to have different experiences, and this is a unique opportunity.”

Having finished fourth in the historic Copa America Centenario, the U.S. continues the Semi-final Round of Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on September 2 against St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The MNT closes out group play September 6 when they host Trinidad & Tobago. Kick-off at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., is set for 8:00 p.m., and the match will be broadcast live on FS1 and the Univision Networks.


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