The USMNT takes on Peru from RFK Stadium in Washington DC. Originally this match was scheduled as part of a warm up to CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Fourth Round that the USA begins in November and in anticipation of the Copa America Centenario next summer. But now this and Tuesday's match against Brazil are the two preparation games ahead of the one game playoff against Mexico on October 10th in the Rose Bowl. The winner of that game earns the right to represent CONCACAF in the Confederations Cup in Russia in the summer of 2017.
USA (FIFA Rank 28) v Peru (48)
Embattled USMNT Coach and Technical Director Jurgen Klinsmann brings a first choice squad except for Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey, who will join the team after Saturday's game at Centurylink Field. Klinsmann created quite a stir in the build up to this match making
Caleb Porter like excuses, blaming the referees mostly, for the loss in the Gold Cup that resulted in the one game playoff against Mexico.
The outside backs for the USMNT have suffered a rash of injuries, DeAndre Yedlin is available but Klinsmann has preferred to use him as a midfielder and Yedlin is listed as a midfielder on the USA Soccer official roster release. Furthermore, Tim Howard has returned to the USMNT fold after a one year sabbatical following Brazil 2014. However, Brad Guzan has been named the starter for these two matches and the CONCACAF Cup match against Mexico.
How to Watch:
USA v Peru
Friday 4:30 PM, pregame at 4:00 PM
Location: RFK Stadium, Washington, DC
TV: Fox Sports 1 and UniMas
Streaming: Fox Sports GO and Univision Deportes
John Strong and Brad Friedel on the call for Fox Sports.