2014 World Cup

1 GER FINAL (ET) ARG 0
JULY 13 | RIO DE JANEIRO
RECAP
Quick Links:

US scrimmage with Belgium canceled due to travel concerns

By Evan Hilbert | CBSSports.com

usmnt world cup
A final scrimmage for the USMNT has been canceled. (Getty Images)

More World Cup: Group Previews | World Cup Roundup | Latest news & notes

The United States Men's National Team had planned to have one final World Cup tune-up Thursday in the form of a closed-door scrimmage with Belgium. Those plans, however, have gone awry.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots was concerned about potential travel issues and delays due to transportation strikes in the area.

"[We] will not take the risk to go to Sao Paulo, looking at the possibility of a strike and traffic jams," Wilmots said Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. "I don't want to sit in a bus for five hours."

Wilmots had said earlier Wednesday that he and Klinsmann had planned to discuss a cancellation, which later came to fruition.

The USMNT will begin play officially June 16 against Ghana, while Belgium will face Algeria in its opener.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Green Bay Packers Nike Green Reflective Pack Performance Hoodie

Cold Weather Gear
Keep warm in your favorite team apparel
Shop Now