U.S. to face Denmark in January friendly

November 16, 2006

CHICAGO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The United States will play their first match since the World Cup when the side takes on Denmark in a friendly on January 20, the United States Soccer Federation announced on Wednesday.

The U.S. are currently without a coach but the game in Carson, California could mark the debut of Bruce Arena's replacement.

Arena led the national side from 1998 until their disappointing exit in the group stages of the World Cup in Germany in July.

Several high profile candidates have been linked to the vacancy, including Germany's Juergen Klinsmann who led the hosts to the semi-finals of the tournament.

The game will also mark the start of busy season for the U.S. men's team, who are also scheduled to take part in the Copa America in July and defend its CONCACAF Gold Cup title in June.