US to play South Korea in exhibition in Calif.

The U.S. will open its 2014 World Cup preparations with an

exhibition against South Korea on Feb. 1 in Carson, Calif.

The game, announced Monday, is not on a FIFA fixture date, which

means most Europe-based players won’t be available.

Both teams will learn their first-round World Cup opponents on

Friday, when the draw is held in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil.