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USMNT to open 2018 schedule on Jan. 28 vs Bosnia and Herzegovina

CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – Following the match against European champion Portugal that begins the new building phase for the U.S. Men’s National Team, the domestic campaign in 2018 will kick off with a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Jan. 28 in Carson, Calif.

Some of the USA’s most promising young prospects are expected to be on display at the StubHub Center, with coverage on FS1 beginning at 4:30 p.m. PT.

The MNT is currently in Lisbon preparing for the friendly against third-ranked Portugal, with more than half of the U.S. roster comprised of players 24 years old and younger. The USA takes on the European champions Tuesday (FS1, UniMás and UDN starting at 3:30 p.m. ET).

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StubHub Center has been a frequent host for MNT matches at the end of the annual January camp, with the test against Bosnia and Herzegovina marking the 12th time these games have been played in Carson since 2004. Overall, the U.S. holds an 11-2-2 record at the venue, including eight shutouts. Numerous players have received their first caps in past outings there, with the likes of Kellyn Acosta, Alejandro Bedoya, Kyle Beckerman, Chris Wondolowski, and DeAndre Yedlin all earning their debut at this stadium.

The teams have met once since the Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina was formed in 1992. A hat trick by Jozy Altidore and the debut appearances of John Brooks and Bobby Wood highlighted the USA’s 4-3 victory on Aug. 14, 2013, in Sarajevo.