US using send-off finale as tune-up for Ghana

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. soccer team is hoping one African club will teach them a thing or two about another.

The Americans will use their final send-off series game against Nigeria on Saturday night to get better prepared for their World Cup opener against Ghana on June 16.

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann calls Nigeria a team "that will really give us a lot of answers to many of your questions."

The U.S. will use the friendly at EverBank Field to settle its World Cup lineup and maybe quell concerns about its sometimes shaky defense. More importantly, it will provide the Americans with a glimpse of what they will face against Ghana in Brazil.

Defender Geoff Cameron says "we're going out there to try to understand what an African team is all about."


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