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Sources: U.S.-Wales men's friendly in Cardiff still in works

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The U.S. Soccer Federation is in the process of finalizing a friendly between the U.S. men's national team and Wales to be held on March 30 at Cardiff City Stadium, sources have confirmed to ESPN.

The Washington Post reported last month that the two federations were in talks. Numerous overseas outlets reported on Tuesday that the match will take place, though one source stated that the final contract has not yet been signed.

The match will mark the second fixture the U.S. will play during the March international window. The USSF has officially announced that it will face the Netherlands in Eindhoven on March 26.

The U.S. and Wales have squared off just once previously, with the U.S. claiming a 2-0 win at San Jose's Spartan Stadium in May of 2003 with goals from Landon Donovan and Eddie Lewis.

Wales, managed by former Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs and led by Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, have made considerable progress since then, having reached the semifinals of Euro 2016. The Welsh are now making preparations for this summer's Euro 2020, having qualified by finishing second to Croatia in Group E.

The U.S. is looking ahead to the semifinals of the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League, in which it will face Honduras in June. The Americans are also slated to begin World Cup qualifying in September.


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