US to play exhibition vs South Africa in Cape Town on Nov. 17

The U.S. soccer team is headed back to South Africa.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said Friday that the Americans will play an exhibition against the Bafana Bafana in Cape Town on Nov. 17.

It will be the fourth trip to South Africa for the U.S. in three years, following a November 2007 exhibition at Johannesburg's Ellis Park, the 2009 Confederations Cup and this year's World Cup.

The U.S. will be missing players involved in the MLS Cup final, scheduled for Nov. 21 in Toronto. The Americans also could be without players in the Mexican playoffs, which open Nov. 20-21.

The Americans host Poland on Oct. 9 at Chicago and Colombia three days later at Chester, Pa.