The January camp roster should be coming soon, and we now know the opponents for the pair of friendlies. The Yanks will face Iceland at 3:45 PM ET on Sunday, January 31 before a 10:15 PM ET tilt with Canada on Friday, February 5. Both matches will be played at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.
Iceland qualified for Euro 2016 although this isn’t likely to be a first-team roster. Canada is Canada but has some decent young MLS talent.
The US hasn’t lost to Canada in 35 years. They haven’t played Iceland in over 20 years; the two nations are 2-2-2 all-time head-to-head. They also famously played twice in ice hockey at the 1994 Junior Goodwill Games, with Iceland capturing a 12-1 group stage victory before the Americans frantically rallied in the third-period of the gold medal game in a wild 5-5 (4-3 penalties) win. Gordon Bombay’s gutsy goalie switch was later replicated by Louis van Gaal in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals.