Argentina may play 2 March friendlies in US

BY foxsports • September 15, 2010

Argentina's national football team may play a pair of March friendlies in the United States.

Henry Cardenas, whose Cardenas Marketing Network announced a partnership in February with the Argentine Football Association, will meet next week with officials of the U.S. Soccer Federation and Mexico Football Federation. He hopes to arrange games for March 24 and March 28, which is during a FIFA fixture window.

''Nothing has been finalized,'' Cardenas said Wednesday. ''We would love to play the United States and Mexico. If not, it could be Canada.''

With Lionel Messi, Carlos Tevez, Gonzalo Higuain and Javier Mascherano, the Albiceleste are among international football's top attractions.

Cardenas said several sites for the games were under consideration, but the East Coast was less likely because of cool March weather.

Argentina last played against the U.S. in a friendly at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, drawing 78,682 for a 0-0 tie on June 8, 2008.

Argentina will be preparing to host the Copa America, South America's championship, from July 3-24.

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