US Soccer team to announce 2017 squad ahead of season opener
The US Men’s National Team will have a new look in the upcoming MLS season.
US Soccer announced on Wednesday that the team will start the 2017 season on the road against Jamaica in the USA’s first game of the new season.
“We are excited to announce that the U.S. Men’s Soccer team will begin the 2017-18 MLS season at a new venue, the new National Sports Center in Houston, Texas, home to the Houston Dash,” the announcement read.
“This will mark the first time since 2008 that the USMNT will play at the new NRCCS venue, and we are looking forward to bringing the US team back to Houston to host the first match of the season at NRCCSF Stadium.”
The team is currently in its third year of existence and has won a record 17 trophies, including the Supporters Shield.
The first team will travel to Jamaica to face the United States on April 2 at the NRCCSC Stadium.
In addition to the stadium, the US will also be using the new space to house the new Nike Men’s Professional League, which will kick off in late June.
The USMUNC will be a three-game tour for the first part of the year.
The US will visit Puerto Rico on May 8 and New York on May 13.
For more information, check out The New York Times article on the team’s announcement.