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USA vs. Egypt Friendly Cancelled

The US Soccer Federation officially announced today that the February 9th friendly match between the US Men’s National Team and Egypt has been cancelled due to continuing violence and civil unrest in Egypt.

“We were excited about the opportunity to play against Egypt, but due to the current situation all parties agreed it was best to cancel the match,” said US Soccer President Sunil Gulati. Gulati later added, “We appreciate the efforts of the Egyptian Football Association and the U.S. State Department as we worked through this situation.”


The friendly was scheduled to be played in Egypt’s capital city of Cairo, but due to rather unsafe conditions, the game was called off. The players safety always has to come first, and with the way things are going over there as of late, no one should be traveling to Egypt. Basically there’s a revolution against the government currently talking place, and I for one don’t want any of our best players to be caught up in any craziness.

Landon Donovan Landon Donovan of USA beats the challenge of Hani Said of Egyptduring the FIFA Confederations Cup match between Egypt and USA at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on June 21, 2009 in Rustenburg, South Africa.

This game would have given a chance for the first team squad to get together again for the first time since their August friendly against Brazil. But for now, we’ll have to wait until March 26th, when the US takes on world power Argentina at the New Meadowlands Stadium. And yes, I do have tickets for that game.


But on a better note, at least Landon Donovan doesn’t have to worry about being too tired or not to play in this one. With that said, he better show up against Argentina.


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