American soccer players object to the US Soccer Federation's decision to let them play at the Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Venezuela, claiming the playing area is dangerous.
The game will serve as the final pre-season game for the US team before the 2019 Gold Cup, and will also be the first time the US has played in Cincinnati.
The USNSTPA released a statement against the game played on a temporary lawn over the artificial turf of the place.
"The US Football Association does not promote the interests of football or the interests of players or fans, but is geared exclusively to generating ever-increasing revenues and profits for the association." Its employees, their sponsors and private companies The union said in a statement on Thursday
The union released an e-mail on April 2, which sent it to USSF Pre, President Carlos Cordeiro, in which the players said the friend was "a waste of time and resources, a threat to the safety of the players and a disruption of efforts to develop the United States national team of men and achieve a competitive success." 19659002] Nippert Stadium is the home ground of the Cincinnati Teams of Major League Soccer: The USNSTPA said, "A game on grass on Kun is a waste of 90 minutes and also represents a significantly increased risk of player injury. "
According to reports, the US should play at Audi Field in Jamaica Washington, DC, four days earlier, although no official announcement has been made ,
Venezuela scored an impressive 3-1 win over Argentina last month in Madrid. The US will play in the Gold Cup nine days after the friendly against Venezuela. The match will start on Tuesday, June 18, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, against Guyana.
After this game, the US will head east against Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, June 22, in Cleveland, before closing the group game against Panama on Wednesday, June 26, in Kansas City, Canada.
The finale will take place July 7 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Information from Jeff Carlisle of ESPN FC and The Associated Press was used in this report.