U.S. to play Australia in South Africa on June 5
The United States will play Australia in an exhibition in South Africa on June 5, the Americans' final game before their World Cup opener against England a week later.
The match will be played at Ruimsig Stadium in the Johannesburg suburb of Roodepoort, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Monday.
It will be only the third matchup between the nations following a 1-0 Australia victory at Orlando, Fla., in June 1992, and a 1-1 tie at San Jose, Calif., in November 1998.
The U.S. plays the Czech Republic at East Hartford, Conn., on May 25 and meets Turkey four days later at Philadelphia before traveling to South Africa, where the Americans are in a first-round group with England (June 12), Slovenia (June 18) and Algeria (June 23).