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US to Host England in Friendly Match in Chicago May 28


The U.S. men's soccer team will host England in a friendly match in Chicago on May 28. It will be the two sides' first meeting since 1994, when England won at Wembley Stadium in London, 2-0.

The meeting of the two quarterfinalists at the 2002 FIFA World Cup comes amid the qualifying schedules for both nations as they aim for spots in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

England's team will play two matches on its visit to the United States. Three days after facing the Americans, the English will play Colombia on May 31 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The England team is unlikely to include captain David Beckham and striker Michael Owen, who have games with their club team Real Madrid at that time.

The United States is likely to field a nearly full-strength team as it will be preparing for World Cup qualifiers on June fourth against Costa Rica in Salt Lake City and June eighth at Panama.

Some information for this report provided by AP.