USA host Argentina in New Jersey
Three days later, on another date FIFA has earmarked for official friendlies, the USA will take on another Latin American FIFA World Cup quarter-finalist™, Paraguay, in Nashville.
US coach Bob Bradley said: "Argentina continues to be one of the most-talented teams in the world, and we are excited to have the opportunity to compete against them. When you talk about the best players around the globe, the Argentines certainly contribute a lot of names to that list."
Regarding Paraguay, he added: "Paraguay showed during the World Cup that they are a creative and organized team capable of being very dangerous in the attack. Both of these matches give us a chance to continue to raise the bar for our team."
Before those games the USA will meet Chile on 22 January before travelling to face Egypt on 9 February. Argentina, limbering up for the July Copa America on home soil, will face Portugal on 9 February in Geneva and have pencilled in a match on 29 March against Costa Rica in San Jose.