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USMNT vs Nigeria, World Cup Warmup Game: Open Thread

usmnt nigeria USMNT vs Nigeria, World Cup Warmup Game: Open Thread

The United State’s Men’s National team are set to play the final game in the “Send-Off Series” today in Jacksonville, Florida against Nigeria. This is the third and final friendly for both teams before heading to the World Cup in Brazil. The USMNT are looking for a third win to gain some much needed momentum before heading to a very difficult Group E alongside Ghana, Portugal and Germany.

Nigeria has finished with a draw in both friendlies against Scotland and Greece and are set to face Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran in Group F once landing in Brazil.

Jurgen Klinsman and the USMNT faced Azerbaijan on May 27  in San Francisco at Candlestick Park and won 2-0, then defeated Turkey 2-1 on June 1st at the Red Bull Arena in New York.

The United States play their first game of the 2014 World Cup against Ghana on June 16 in the Estadio das Dunas stadium in Natal, Brazil.

Nigeria play their first game June 16 against Iran in Curitiba.

Here are tonight’s viewing options for the US vs Nigeria:

United States vs. Nigeria, 6:00 pm, ESPN, WatchESPN, UniMás and simulcast on Univision Deportes Network

Starting line-ups:

USA: Howard; Johnson, Cameron, Besler, Beasley; Jones, Beckerman; Dempsey, Bradley, Bedoya; Altidore

Nigeria: Enyeama, Oshaniwa, Yobo, Ambrose, Oboabona, Azeez, Mikel, Moses, Onazi, Osaze, Ameobi

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

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8 Responses to USMNT vs Nigeria, World Cup Warmup Game: Open Thread

  1. Bo says:

    15 mins and ESPN is already looking good in Brazil. Going to be a great 5 weeks!

  2. Americano & Proud says:

    One goal and Jozy is buzzing with confidence.

  3. Americano & Proud says:

    Class finish and move by Jozy to net his 2nd goal. He’s back.

  4. San Fransiscan says:

    Just conforming, ESPN won’t be showing the opening ceremony for the 2014 World Cup?!

    I don’t see it on Thursday’s Schedule.

  5. goisles01 says:

    Win all the send-off friendlies? check
    have Jozy score and get his confidence back? check
    Go to Brazil fit and healthy? check

    Mission accomplished for Klinsmann and the USMNT.

    On to Brazil!

  6. Smokey Bacon says:

    Jozy is not Dozy anymore.

  7. supertrev says:

    I guess Kidderminster are better than Nigeria cuz Jozy could’nt score on them

  8. goatslookshifty says:

    Well done USA. So far, USA have given the best performance of the day. I thought they’d struggle against Nigeria
    Time to switch back to BEIN SPORTS for Spain v. El Salvador.

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