Score Alert: World Cup Nigeria Loss to United State USA vs Nigeria >> 2--1

Hoping to launch their journey to Brazil with maximum momentum, the United States will play host to fellow World Cup qualifiers Nigeria tonight in a key warm-up friendly for both. A record-breaking crowd (over 45,125) is expected to attend Nigeria's friendly match against the USA

Facing Nigeria at the EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida will give the US squad a taste of the heat and humidity they will face in Brazil and a sample of the style they will see in their World Cup opener on June 16 against Ghana in Natal.



“We expect to advance to the knockout stage, so we’ve got to figure out a way to do that,” US coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. 

Meanwhile, Keshi is expecting an improvement from his side following a 0-0 draw with Greece on Tuesday. "In friendlies you can correct your mistakes but in a tournament it can cost us dearly," said Keshi. "So we'll see how it goes in the next game because that is another chance to improve on this performance."

However, the Super Eagles may have to cope without Uwa Elderson Echiejile, after the left-back suffered a hamstring injury in the encounter against Greece. Coach Stephen Keshi said Bussaspor left full back, Taiwo Taiye who is known for his overlapping and screaming shots which goalkeepers find difficult to handle is likely to replace the injured player

Last Three Matches

USA 

Jun 1, 2014   USA 2 - Turkey 1   
May 28, 2014   USA 2 - Azerbaijan 0   
Apr 3, 2014   USA 2 - Mexico 2   

Nigeria 

Jun 4, 2014   Greece 0 - Nigeria 0   
May 28, 2014   Nigeria 2 - Scotland 2   
Mar 6, 2014   Mexico 0 - Nigeria 0    

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