The U.S. Soccer Federation has announced that the match between the U.S. Men’s National Team and Egypt has been cancelled due to the current conditions in the country. The teams were scheduled to meet on Feb. 9 in Cairo. After exploring other options, the U.S. has determined it will not play a match on this fixture date.
“We were excited about the opportunity to play against Egypt, but due to the current situation all parties agreed it was best to cancel the match,” said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. “We appreciate the efforts of the Egyptian Football Association and the U.S. State Department as we worked through this situation.”
It's probably safe to assume that Kansas City forward Teal Bunbury would've been part of that traveling team.
The USA’s next international friendlies will be played in March, beginning with a match against two-time FIFA World Cup Champion Argentina on March 26 in East Rutherford, N.J. Kickoff at the New Meadowlands Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET, and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision. Three days later, the U.S. hosts Paraguay at LP Field in Nashville. That match will be televised live on an ESPN network and TeleFutura beginning at 7 p.m. CT.
• In other news... Former Sporting Kansas City striker
Eddie Johnson has moved from Fulham to Preston North End on loan
, according to Soccer By Ives. The other Americans-in-England news: Michael Bradley officially loaned to Aston Villa; Robbie Findley gets his work permit to join Nottingham Forest.
• There's a "major" announcement from Major League Soccer coming down the pike tomorrow. What is it? Who knows. But MLS has informed the press that commissioner Don Garber and marquee players Thierry Henry and Landon Donovan will be available via teleconference tomorrow afternoon to discuss "major" announcement. My best guess? The MLS All-Star game. Second-best guess? Releasing the MLS regular season schedule. Another random guess? Garber will announce the 20th MLS team will be the New York Cosmos and they automatically receive Henry and Donovan as their first two designated players.
In other words, I don't know anything.