[25th-Mar-15] Match Preview: Denmark – United States (3PM – ESPN2)
The United States continue their pre-World Cup qualifying/2015 Gold Cup friendlies with a match against Denmark on Wednesday. The US is set to compete without World Cup stars Matt Besler, Graham Zusi, and Kyle Beckerman while youngsters Julian Green, Rubio Rubin, and John Brooks will play. Other US internationals in the squad include Gyasi Zardes, Michael Bradley, Jozy Altidore, and Brek Shea while Clint Dempsey is expected to miss the match following a hamstring injury he picked up in training.
Denmark on the other hand will be looking to us the game as a warm up ahead of some crucial qualifying matches they will play over the course of the next week. Having dropped 3 points to Portugal, Denmark are in need of all 6 points this week ahead of their summer fixtures at home to Montenegro and Serbia.
Prediction: One of the stronger sides the US had fielded, I still think the group are lacking the fitness for the full 90 minutes. Jozy Altidore could provide his trademark USMNT stamp on the game, but I feel a draw is still in stoke.