The U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team will travel to Bosnia and Denmark for a camp running March 23-April 1 in its preparation for Olympic qualifying later this year.
The U-23s, headed by Men’s National Team assistant coach Andi Herzog, will play Bosnia on Friday, March 27, in Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and then travel to face Denmark on Tuesday, March 31. This marks the USA’s first camp of the year.
“With six months before the start of Olympic qualifying, this is an important opportunity for our coaching staff to evaluate the players first hand as we put the pieces together for October,” said Herzog. “We are going to build understanding, build team spirit and really try to enjoy this huge opportunity we have together to reach the Olympic Games.”
Herzog says each game will present its own challenge, both technically and tactically.
“Bosnia and Denmark are two totally different teams, so it’s good exposure for our guys,” Herzog said. “Bosnia is a technically gifted team, while Denmark is a physical team that is very good tactically that typically has a lot of success at this age level.”
A 20-player roster for the 10-day trip, as well as specific game details, will be announced at a later date.
Qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio will be held in October.