Arena justifies Ghana friendly

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Coach of the United States Male National Team, Bruce Arena is adamant Ghana provides the kind of opposition his side needs before heading into the Concacaf Gold Cup.

The two countries have signed a deal to face off in an international friendly on July 1 in East Hartford, Connecticut.

“Ghana is certainly a team that brings different challenges, and it’s the type of competition we need as we continue to develop our program,” Bruce Arena said in a statement.

“Winning the Gold Cup is one of our priorities in 2017, so this is an important opportunity. We’ve always had great support in Hartford, and look forward to more of the same this summer,” he added.

Ghana and the United States have met thrice at the senior level – all in the last three Fifa World Cup editions.

The Black Stars are also scheduled to face Mexico at the NGR Stadium in Texas on June 28 before taking on the Americans.

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