CLEVELAND – U.S. national coach Jurgen Klinsmann said his team is facing a tough test in an international friendly against a talented Belgium squad.
The Americans will host Belgium on Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the NFL's Cleveland Browns. Klinsmann called Belgium, "one of the best young teams in Europe, and a very challenging team."
Klinsmann said the game will help his team prepare for upcoming World Cup qualifying games against Jamaica, Panama and Honduras.
Klinsmann would not reveal his starting lineup for the match with Belgium, but indicated midfielder Michael Bradley will not play after recently completing his season in the Italian League.
One of the biggest challenges for Klinsmann has been assembling a team of players who have commitments to teams in Europe and MLS.