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Report: Ukraine cancels friendly vs. USMNT (UPDATE – Not so fast!)
   March 3, 2014 (4:25 PM) by Matt Benson     Email This Post Email This Post

Reports out of Ukraine claim that Ukraine’s national team is canceling Wednesday’s friendly against the US.  Reuters also got into the fun with a report that looks like it went through a Google-translate cycle.

“We cannot hold the national championship so what kind of football can we talk of at all? If we do not have an opportunity to play on home soil, why shall we go to Cyprus in those troubled times for your country? We play for our people and country. Our team do not fly to Cyprus and stay at home,” Konkov told the ICTV channel.

US Soccer has not officially released anything on the matter as of yet aside from a no comment.

It is probably too late to schedule another national team on such short notice, but maybe they can find a club team to scrimmage since they have everyone in camp.  Maybe they could play Germany?


Game on!

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3 Responses to “Report: Ukraine cancels friendly vs. USMNT (UPDATE – Not so fast!)”

  1. Jeffrey says:

    If we were to beat the Ukraine during their troubles at home, it would jus make us look like dick’s. But so what.

  2. daniil says:

    Sounds like the USSF was behind the move in location. I’m sure the ukrainian federation polled the players and coaches and I can’t blame them for wanting to stay at home. When the game was on for kharkiv, it reminded me vaguely of Didier Drogba insisting that Cote D’Ivoire play a friendly in the seperatist north of the country in the midst of a civil war. That match had a relatively calming effect, and so I was optimistic for this friendly. Oh well.

  3. CP says:

    That picture is such good news. Shows the bonding of all the US players with German moms and US military dads (even Alfredo Morales). I hope Julian Green is finding a home!!!

    If Ukraine does cancel, maybe Julian can hang out with the team a bit longer… 🙂

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