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USA vs. Guatemala 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule and team news

The CONCACAF Gold Cup is just around the corner, and Jurgen Klinsmann's squad plays their first game together on Friday.

Coming off a couple of very successful friendlies, the United States men are heading into the Gold Cup confident that they can become champions of North America again. They're likely to get a bit more of a challenge than they got from Mexico in 2011 — El Tri didn't even make the final in that tournament — but they're still slight favorites. On Friday, they play their lone warmup game with this squad before the group stage, against Guatemala.

The Guatemalans are a middle-of-the-road Gold Cup squad, so they should provide a good way for the U.S. to gauge where they are while also building some confidence with a likely victory.

Michael Bradley will be wearing the armband for the USMNT, having taken over the captaincy from Clint Dempsey. In June, Dempsey ripped up a referee's notebook during a U.S. Open Cup game and was suspended from that tournament for two years. He didn't receive any punishment from Jurgen Klinsmann, but the captaincy has been moved on to another player.

Among the notable players missing from this squad are Geoff Cameron, Jordan Morris, Tim Howard and Jermaine Jones. Howard is still on his sabbatical from the national team, while the other three are injured.

Klinsmann is allowed to make six changes to his team at the end of the group stage, so there are players who were left out — most notably Matt Besler, Bill Hamid and DaMarcus Beasley — who could be added to the United States squad later.

Match date/time: Friday, 7 p.m. ET

Venue: LP Field, Nashville, Tenn.

TV: FOX Sports 1 (English), UniMas (Spanish)

Online: FOX Sports Go, FOX Soccer 2 Go (English), Univision Deportes en vivo (Spanish)


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