Brazil-bound USA book friendly at Scotland

Fresh off qualifying for next year's FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, the United States will face Scotland in a Glasgow friendly on 15 November, the US Soccer Federation said Friday.

The match at Hampden Park on an international fixture date allows US coach Jurgen Klinsmann to select top talent from European clubs for the encounter.

"The game against Scotland is crucial for us because we have so few games between now and when we name the roster for the World Cup," Klinsmann said.

"It's a huge opportunity for the players and we are excited to play against a team and in a venue that has so much tradition and history in football."

Scotland lead the all-time rivalry with the Americans 3-2, with two drawn, in a series that began in 1949. The Americans won their most recent meeting 5-1 last year in Jacksonville, Florida and drew 1-1 in 2005 in the last meeting in Scotland.

Scotland come off victories over Croatia and FYR Macedonia in FIFA World Cup qualifying while the US team qualified for the FIFA World Cup after a 2-0 home triumph over Mexico on Tuesday.