U.S. men to host Canada in January

2:49 PM, Dec 17, 2012   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - The U.S. men's national team will open its 2013 schedule with a friendly against Canada on Jan. 29 in Houston.

The match will come at the end of the annual January camp for the U.S. and will take place one week prior to the start of World Cup qualifying in Honduras.

"The match against Canada will come at the end of an important training camp as we get players ready for the World Cup qualifier against Honduras, and also get a good look at some up and coming players in the National Team pool," said U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann. "Obviously we have a great history with Canada, and they were unlucky not to qualify for the final round. The stadium in Houston is awesome and the fans have been incredibly supportive there, so for us it's a great way to start off the centennial year of U.S. Soccer."

Canada will be trying to snap a 15-game winless streak against the Americans, who hold a 13-8-10 record against their continental rival.

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