The U.S. national team will face Azerbaijan in San Francisco, Turkey in Harrison, N.J., and Nigeria in Jacksonville, Fla., before departing for Brazil.The U.S. national team's World Cup tune-ups are set in stone, with Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Nigeria providing the squad's final tests.
The USA will host Azerbaijan at 10 p.m. ET on May 27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The Americans will then travel to the east coast to face Turkey at 2 p.m. on June 1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Jurgen Klinsmann's side will wrap the send-off series against fellow World Cup participant Nigeria at 6 p.m. on June 6 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
All three games will be televised on ESPN or ESPN2, as well as WatchESPN and UniMas.
"We have some fantastic opponents that will help us get prepared for the teams we will meet in the World Cup, and also the opportunity to experience different climates and conditions in the venues," Klinsmann said in a news release. "There has been amazing support from our fans these last years on our path to Brazil, and we know there will be awesome atmospheres in each of the stadiums. It's the perfect way to start our journey."
The USA will open its World Cup camp in mid-May, with the exact date and location to be determined. The Americans, who drew Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Group G at the World Cup, open the tournament June 16 against the Ghanaians.