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U.S. to face Ghana in Hartford in Gold Cup tune-up

20:21 SAST 2017/05/01
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Bruce Arena's side will face its World Cup nemesis as it gets ready for the CONCACAF showcase tournament

U.S. Soccer has announced the U.S. men's national team will face Ghana in a friendly on July 1.

The match is set for 4:45 p.m. ET at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn. and will be broadcast live on ESPN, UniMas and UDN.

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“Ghana is certainly a team that brings different challenges, and it’s the type of competition we need as we continue to develop our program,” U.S. head coach Bruce Arena said in a news release.

“Winning the Gold Cup is one of our priorities in 2017, so this is an important opportunity. We’ve always had great support in Hartford, and look forward to more of the same this summer.”

The game against Ghana comes one week before the U.S. kicks off its Gold Cup campaign with a match against Panama in Nashville, Tenn. Arena's side will also face Martinique and Nicaragua in the group stage.