USA vs Russia – Wednesday on ESPN2

Jozy Altidore vs Mexico
Jozy Altidore vs Mexico
The U.S. Men’s National Team, fresh off its Group A victory in the Semifinal Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, will travel to Russia for an international friendly on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Krasnodar for the final match of the 2012 campaign.

Kickoff at Kuban Stadium is set for 7 p.m. local (9 a.m. CT), with a live broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN3 and Univision Deportes. Fans can follow the match live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer.

Jurgen Klinsmann has Called in 20 Players with Timmy Chandler and Jozy Altidore drawing the most attention.

Russia, currently ranked No. 12 in the world, is in first place of Group F of UEFA qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The Russians are a perfect 4-0-0, with all four victories coming by shutout. The Zenit Saint Petersburg trio of Aleksandr Kerzhakov, Victor Faizulin and Roman Shirokov have accounted for seven of Russia’s eight goals in the current cycle. Kerzhakov has increased his career international total to 22 goals in 67 appearances.

The team is coached by Fabio Capello. The 66-year-old former England national manager started working as Russia’s coach in August after the team was ignominiously ejected from the Euro 2012 finals in the group stage under his predecessor Dick Advocaat. But while the country’s fans and sports press have enjoyed the unbeaten run, critics are still saying that the Sbornaya is lacking the flair it showed when Dutchman Guus Hiddink took them to the Euro semifinals in 2008.

Other games of interest on this FIFA Friendly date include

ESPN DEPORTES
International Friendly CZECH REPUBLIC-SLOVAKIA (live) 10:25 am.
International Friendly NETHERLANDS-GERMANY (live) 1:25 pm.

GOLTV
International Friendly ARGENTINA-SAUDI ARABIA (live) 11:00 am.
International Friendly ENGLAND-SWEDEN (live) 1:30 pm.
International Friendly IRELAND-GREECE (delay) 3:30 pm.

ESPN3.com
International Friendly RUSSIA-USA (live) 9 am.
International Friendly CZECH REPUBLIC-SLOVAKIA (live) 10:25 am.
International Friendly NETHERLANDS-GERMANY (live) 1:25 pm.
International Friendly VENEZUELA-NIGERIA (live) 6:55 pm.