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USA announce Germany, Holland friendlies

The USA national team will take on Germany and Holland in the first half of 2015.

US Soccer have announced that Juergen Klinsmann's side will meet the European heavyweights in June next year as part of their lead-up to the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

The US team's schedule for the first past of the year has been released with seven international friendlies on the cards for Klinsmann and his playing group which will provide a stern test for the world's 28th-ranked team.

"We want to consistently benchmark ourselves against the top teams in the world, and to give new and different challenges to our players," Klinsmann said in a statement.

"Competition gives your team an opportunity to grow, and this schedule allows us to do that.

"Our most important goal for the senior team in 2015 is to win the Gold Cup and qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017 and these games will be excellent preparation."

The US will also take on Chile, Panama, Denmark, Switzerland and arch rivals Mexico prior to the June 5 fixture with the Dutch and the June 10 meeting with World Champions Germany in Cologne.

USA national team schedule for 2015

January 28 - Chile (Away, venue TBD) February 8 - Panama (StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.) March 25 - Denmark (Away, venue TBD) March 31 - Switzerland (Stadion Letzigrund; Zurich, Switzerland) April 15 - Mexico (Home, venue TBD) June 5 - Netherlands (Away, venue TBD) June 10 - Germany (Rhein Energie Stadion; Cologne, Germany) July 7-26 - CONCACAF Gold Cup (Home, venues TBD)

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