CHICAGO (Jan. 31, 2011) â€“ The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced that the match between the U.S. Menâ€™s National Team and Egypt has been cancelled due to the current conditions in the country. The teams were scheduled to meet on Feb. 9 in Cairo. After exploring other options, the U.S. has determined it will not play a match on this fixture date.
â€œWe 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,â€ said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. â€œWe appreciate the efforts of the Egyptian Football Association and the U.S. State Department as we worked through this situation.â€
The USAâ€™s next international friendlies will be played in March, beginning with a match against two-time FIFA World Cup Champion Argentina on March 26 in East Rutherford, N.J. Kickoff at the New Meadowlands Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision. Three days later, the U.S. hosts Paraguay at LP Field in Nashville. That match will be televised live on an ESPN network and TeleFutura beginning at 7 p.m. CT. Fans can follow both matches live on ussoccer.comâ€™s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.