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USMNT to face Slovenia in January friendly

The US men’s national team will kick off the 2024 calendar with a friendly against Slovenia on January 20 at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas.

The match falls outside of an official FIFA International window, but during the Major League Soccer offseason. US Soccer communicated the friendly allows for the ‘next generation of players’ to participate in a training camp and game.

“This is an opportunity for us to identify and work with the next generation of players who have the potential to make an impact on our program,” USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter said. 

“With the World Cup coming to the United States in 2026, we have placed a huge priority on getting as many players as possible experience in important competitions. Between the Olympics, Concacaf Nations League and Copa America, the chances are there for players to make a statement, and for many of them the game in San Antonio can be an important first step.”

The American side returns to San Antonio for the second time, first featuring at Toyota Stadium in 2015.

Bojan Jokic, Michael Bradley, Landon Donovan

USMNT and Slovenia squared off at the 2010 World Cup / Stanley Chou/GettyImages

“We are excited to return to San Antonio for the first time since 2015. As part of our core mission to grow the game, we think it’s important to bring the National Teams to different markets across the United States as well as showcase the great work being done at all levels of the sport,” U.S. Soccer Chief Commercial Officer Dave Wright said.

“San Antonio certainly deserves that recognition, and we’d like to thank the City of San Antonio, Spurs Sports & Entertainment, and San Antonio FC for their incredible partnership and support to date. The match against Slovenia promises to be great showcase for soccer in South Texas.”

The USMNT will prepare to participate in the Concacaf Nations League, Paris Olympics and the Copa America in 2024.

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