United States to face Ireland in November friendly

The Irish FA on Monday confirmed a match between the two sides in November at Aviva Stadium with US Soccer announcing the match Tuesday.
The United States men's national team will face Ireland in a friendly Nov. 18, the Irish FA confirmed Monday. U.S. Soccer announced the match Tuesday.

"We are absolutely thrilled to finish our work in 2014 with a game against Ireland," U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a news release. "They are consistently a difficult team to play against, and we welcome these types of challenges as we continue to move our team forward towards the Gold Cup next year."

After reaching the World Cup round of 16, Klinsmann's men have a full year to prepare for their next meaningful international matches. The Irish side has no such luxury and will face the USA at 2:45 p.m. ET at Aviva Stadium on the back of a Euro 2016 qualifying match against Scotland.

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In addition to the Ireland match, the Stars and Stripes will face the Czech Republic in September with a home friendly in Texas against Colombia reportedly in the works for that same international window.

The USA last visited Ireland in 2002, losing 2-1 in the buildup to that year's World Cup. The Americans will be seeking their first win in Dublin after losing contests there in 1992 and 1979. In all-time meetings, the USA has two wins, four losses and two draws against the Boys in Green.

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