US men’s soccer team cancels plan to train in Qatar

Posted at 10:52 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 00:04:41-05

Members of the United States Mens National Team (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) ***Local Caption***

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 5-25 “due to the developing situation in the region.”

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision Friday, a day after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander.

The Americans will move training to IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. They will be use a roster of players mostly from Major League Soccer ahead of an exhibition against Costa Rica in Feb. 1 at Carson, California.

The USSF said it hopes to train in the future at Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup.