The U.S. will meet regional rival Mexico on April 2 in Glendale, Ariz., in the Americans' final tuneup before World Cup training camp in May.
The U.S. and Mexican federations have been in negotiations to schedule the game for weeks, working through obstacles posed by domestic soccer league matches in both countries as well as TV rights. And the match figures to be important for coaches in both countries in terms of helping them select rosters for this summer's tournament in Brazil.
"Games against Mexico are always special for the players and for the the fans," U.S. Coach Juergen Klinsmann said. "We expect that it will be an amazing atmosphere in Phoenix with supporters for both teams and it's great to have an opportunity to play before the start of the World Cup. You couldn't ask for a better experience to help with our preparations."
The U.S. has never lost in Glendale, with one of its victories coming over Mexico. And Klinsmann, in a long career as a player, manager and assistant coach, has never been beaten by Mexico.