Following the spectacular conclusion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup that saw Argentina claim the trophy after 36 years, the U.S. men’s national team has its work cut out. It officially embarked on its most crucial four-year World Cup cycle as the co-host of the 2026 World Cup. As all eyes with be on the national team as an automatic qualifier, the upcoming sporting events in 2023 will be of great importance to the Stars & Stripes.
So, without ado, let’s explore the US men’s soccer team schedule in 2023!
US Men’s Soccer Team Schedule: Upcoming Sports Events
With the 2023 calendar year already halfway done with the next cycle underway, let’s explore the year’s completed and upcoming fixtures.
The United States is navigating a busy summer with two continental tournaments under The Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF). It is a continental governing body deemed for association football designated by FIFA.
Before we delve into the 2023 schedule of the US soccer team, let’s explore some pertinent executive decisions!
After winning the CONCACAF Nations League, the US soccer team is looking to defend their CONCACAF Gold Cup title. The interim head coach B.J. Callaghan was given charge of the team for both events. He certainly delivered as the team won the Nations League title by beating Canada 2-0 to secure their second-straight trophy.
However, Gregg Belhalter is set to take over from the international window of upcoming sports events in September 2023. After coaching the USA men’s team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Berhalter is all set to make his triumphant return as the permanent coach in the friendlies against Uzbekistan and Oman.
The team suffered two back-to-back blows when the sporting director Earnie Stewart and general manager Brian McBridge left in recent months. To bring some stability, Matt Crocker was given the responsibility of becoming the new sporting director. He is all set to prepare the new crop of USMNT’s talented youngsters for the upcoming World Cup on home soil.
US Men’s CONCACAF Gold Cup
2023 Gold Cup (June 16-July 19)
|Date & Time
|June 24, 9:30 pm ET
|Saint Kitts and Nevis
|June 28, 9:30 pm ET
|Trinidad and Tobago
|July 2, 7 pm ET
|July 9, 7:30 pm ET
The quarterfinal against Canada at TQL Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio, will decide the US soccer team’s fate in the tournament. If the USA men win, they will move to the semifinals and get at least one more game to showcase their skills.
More Opportunities to Prepare for the World Cup
After the USMNT reached the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup, they have been successfully preparing for the home soil cup. After the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the team will play international matches in:
These matches will give the USMNT opportunities to play at least six more friendlies.
US vs. Uzbekistan (Sep 9, 5:30 pm ET, Venue: CITY PARK, St. Louis, Missouri)
US vs. Oman (Sep 12, 8:30 pm ET, Venue: Allianz Field, Saint Paul, Minnesota)
US vs. Germany (Oct 14, 3 pm ET, Venue: Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT)
US vs. Ghana (Oct 17, 8:30 pm ET, Venue: GEODIS Park, Nashville, TN)
TBA (Nov 17, Friday)
TBA (Nov 21, Tuesday)
Where to Watch the Upcoming Sports Events
- US Soccer Friendlies: HBO Max & TNT
- Gold Cup: Fox Sports
- Nations League: CBS (Paramount+)
Since the USA will host the 2026 World Cup along with Canada and Mexico, the home team will have to carry the expectations of many spectators. The upcoming friendlies in 2023 and the remaining Gold Cup and Nations League will help the team prepare for the event. Similarly, the 2024 Copa America will also help the USMNT play competitive soccer.
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