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US Soccer Team to Play Scotland in November


The U.S. men's soccer team has just added an additional friendly match as it prepares for next year's World Cup in Germany. The Americans will travel to Glasgow to take on Scotland on November 12.

The match will be the 20th of the year for the seventh ranked USA, which has compiled a record of 13 wins, three draws and three losses. The game takes place on the same day that playoffs are set to begin for the 10 teams trying to earn the final five berths available for the World Cup.

Coach Bruce Arena is expected to call together a squad made up predominately of Americans playing for clubs in Europe. The last time the U.S. team met Scotland was in 1998 in Washington and the match ended in a scoreless draw.

Scotland did not qualify for the 2006 World Cup but the team has shown improvement since Walter Smith took over the coaching duties from German Berti Vogts 10 months ago.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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