[SPORTS] Korea and US to Face Off in February
D-Bo, Dec. 4, 2013, 12:48 p.m.
The U.S. Soccer association announced that Korea will play the U.S. soccer team in a friendly exhibition match. The game is expected to be held at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The U.S. team is managed by former German striker Jurgen Klinsmann. The team managed to secure its position in for the 2014 World Cup by finishing first in the North, Central America, and Caribbean qualifying zone. The U.S. team is ranked No. 14 by FIFA.
This will be the first time the two countries have played since their group stage match at the 2002 World Cup, which ended in a 1-1 draw. In their last six encounters, Korea has won three games, drawn twice and lost once. Korea will spend time training in Brazil and the U.S. next month, during which time it will play at least two other friendlies, including one with Mexico in late January.
"It will be a good chance for Korean players to test their skills against the U.S., which has a good balance of physical strength and individual skills," said manager Hong Myung-bo.