For the annual January game at Home Depot Center in conjunction with Coach Bob Bradley’s first and always experimental USMNT camp of the year.
Tickets to the Jan. 22 game against the World Cup round of 16 losers to Brazil go on sale Friday starting at $18.
Bradley’s penetrating analysis:
“We’re excited to play a team of Chile’s caliber to start the year. We are focused on getting ready for the CONCACAF Gold Cup next summer, and this game provides a good start for our preparations as we assess the pool for 2011 and beyond.”
But then we’ve heard that (almost literally) before.
The U.S. is 8-1-1 in Carson. Bradley & co., lost to Honduras 3-1 this year in Carson.
The other results in Carson (the average attendance is 15,185, according to U.S. Soccer):
3-2 in 2009 against Sweden
8-0 in 2008 against Barbados (WCQ)
2-0 in 2008 against Sweden
2-0 in 2007 against Trinidad & Tobago (Gold Cup)
1-0 in 2007 against Guatemala (Gold Cup)
3-1 in 2007 against Denmark
5-0 in 2006 against Norway
1-1 in 2004 against Denmark
*Also, Chivas USA defender Michael Umaa has joined Costa Rica for its friendly Wednesday against Jamaica in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.