US negotiating for exhibition against Scotland

The U.S. men’s soccer team is negotiating to play Scotland in an

exhibition game May 26 or 27.

The Americans, preparing for the start of World Cup qualifying,

also are negotiating to play Brazil on May 30 or 31, at Landover,

Md., or Foxborough, Mass.

U.S. Soccer Federation spokesman Neil Buethe said Monday that

they’ve been in discussions with a ”number of federations about a

game in late May, including Scotland. Nothing is finalized, and

we’ll continue to have those discussions.”

The game against Scotland, the first for the U.S. since 2005,

would be in the eastern or central part of the United States. The

Americans open qualifying for the 2014 World Cup on June 8 at home

against Antigua and Barbuda.