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United States to face Venezuela ahead of the Gold Cup

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The United States Soccer Federation has announced USA's final preparation game before the 2019 Gold Cup. USA face Venezuela in Cincinnati on 9 June.

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The United States national team have finalized their preparations for this summer's Gold Cup and have announced a friendly against Venezuela, a game that will serve as their final dress rehearsal before the CONCACAF tournament which starts on 15 June.

First time in Cincinnati

The game against Venezuela will take place in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio at Nippert Stadium on 9 June with kick-off at 2:00 pm ET. It will be the first time that the USA national team have played in the city.

Coach Berhalter said they're looking forward to this opportunity ahead of the summer event, "Venezuela is in an emerging talent period with its national team, this generation reached the final of the U-20 World Cup in 2017 and already produced an impressive result at higher levels beating Argentina," the US coach said.

Gold Cup opener

The United States men's national team will make their 2019 Gold Cup debut on 18 June when they face Guayana at Allianz Field in Minnesota, at 22:00 ET - nine days after their friendly against Venezuela.