Klinsmann announces US friendlies with Canada, Iceland

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LOS ANGELES: The United States will launch its 2016 season with friendlies against Iceland and Canada before resuming 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying, American coach Jurgen Klinsmann said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). The US team will entertain Iceland on January 31 and welcome Canada on February 5 with both matches in suburban Los Angeles. The Americans and Iceland are 2-2-2 in a rivalry dating to 1955 but this will be their first meeting in more than 20 years. The Americans have not lost to Canada in 35 years, a run that includes eight triumphs, and lead their rivalry 13-8 with 12 drawn.

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