By IVES GALARCEP
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Men’s National Team kicks off a run of five matches culminating in three key World Cup qualifiers tonight against Belgium in a friendly at FirstEnergy Stadium (8pm, ESPN).
The Americans will be without some key first-team players who are out due to club commitments and injuries, including Michael Bradley, Fabian Johnson, Timmy Chandler and Maurice Edu. The rest of the U.S. team’s key players will be on the field tonight to face a stacked Belgium side that will be trotting out a strong team in preparation for a key World Cup qualifier against Serbia on June 7th.
Tonight will mark DaMarcus Beasley’s 100th appearance for the U.S. national team, making him the 13th player to earn the distinction.
Jurgen Klinsmann will be looking to test his defense against the dangerous Belgian attack, which will feature the likes of Christian Benteke, Romelu Lukaku and Marouane Fellaini.
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Enjoy the action (Tonight’s SBI Live Commentary is after the jump):