The United States’ Men’s National Team is headed to the 2014 World Cup. They were the highest team in the CONCACAF qualifying table when it ended. Austria will be sitting at home watching the tournament because they failed to qualify. This match is just a friendly between two teams looking for some international experience. For the U.S. men it is about facing a quality opponent to prepare for the World Cup.
“We are excited to have Clint [Dempsey] back. He’s our captain. It was a huge transition for him going back into M.L.S., struggling with injuries, not having had a preseason with Seattle,” Klinsmann told USSoccer.com. “The results didn’t work out the way he wanted them to be in Seattle, but we could see that he, step by step, is getting back in a rhythm.”
Klinsmann sees this game as an opportunity to finish the year off on the right note.
“We are excited about the group we have coming in and the big opportunity to finish the year on a high note,” said Klinsmann. “We want to use these games to prove a point and see that our players are continuing to improve as we build towards the World Cup.
Date: November 19
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Vienna, Austria
TV Info: NBC Sports Network, Uni Más
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
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