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2014 World Cup: Ghana's group opponents USA to train at Stanford, closed to public

Published on: 19 April 2014
Klinsmann will be holding his team camp at the Stanford University

Ghana's World Cup opponents the United States will train at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., ahead of the World Cup.

The Americans will start gathering there on May 14 and train at the Cagan Stadium soccer facility and Stanford Stadium, the university's football home.

"This is going to be the foundation of the World Cup," U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a video interview released by the U.S. Soccer Federation.

"It's a dry climate. It's fresh air. We can add more sessions into that period than we usually would do."

Training sessions will not be open to the public.

Klinsmann must submit a 30-man preliminary roster to FIFA by May 13 and a final 23-man roster by June 2.

The Americans have exhibition games against Azerbaijan at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on May 27, Turkey at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., on June 1, and Nigeria at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., on June 7. They then fly to their base camp in Sao Paulo.

At the World Cup they open against Ghana on June 16 at Natal, face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal six days later in the Amazon rain forest city of Manaus and close the group stage against Germany on June 26 at Recife.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • Praemonitus, praemunitus says:
    April 19, 2014 03:04 pm
    Even in their own country, Americans have closed their doors to the public. But over-complacent , over-showy Ghana are camping at their enemies background. You guys underrate the US at your own peril.
  • Benito says:
    April 19, 2014 11:54 am
    What do we care where they choose to train,this no news
  • Wuatoto MaddDogg says:
    April 21, 2014 02:03 pm
    and we the AMERICAN OUTLAWS the Biggest and Largest Supporters Group in the US will make life very hard and hell 4 the 6 or so days you people spend in our beloved blessed country with all the facilities your poor country lack hence your decision to come and camp in our beautiful country our scout will watch every training section your over rated team does on our soil as there will be no closed door sections for you guys bcos you don't own any stadium in our country plus we will make life hell for you even in your hotel unless those illegal immigrant folks from your country lodge you guys so keep talkin' trash bout the USMNT and we shall see who's who in Natal on 06/16