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US Soccer Team to Face Scotland with Mix of American, European Players


U.S. men's soccer team coach Bruce Arena has named a mix of European and domestic-based players to take on Scotland in a friendly match this Saturday in Glasgow.

Leading the way will be veterans Brian McBride and Kasey Keller. McBride plays forward for Fulham in the English league and has played 90 times for the U.S. team with 29 goals. Keller is a goalkeeper for Germany's Borussia Moenchengladbach. He has registered an impressive 44 shutouts in 88 career U.S. team matches.

Eleven of the players named to take on Scotland play in Europe and nine are from Major League Soccer teams in the United States.

The Americans have not played a match in Scotland in 53 years. They are using this as one of their preparation matches for next year's World Cup in Germany

Scotland did not qualify for the World Cup, but the team has shown improvement since Walter Smith took over the coaching duties from German Berti Vogts 11 months ago.