US men’s soccer team cancels plan to train in Qatar

140607-N-MJ645-413 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 7, 2014) The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team starters pose for a group photo before the last "friendly" match versus Nigeria at Everbank stadium. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marcus L. Stanley/Released)

CHICAGO, Il. – The U.S. men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar from Jan. 5-25 “due to the developing situation in the region.”

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision Friday, a day after a U.S. military air strike killed a top Iranian military commander.

The Americans will move training to a site in the United States that has not yet been determined. They will be use a roster of players mostly from Major League Soccer ahead of an exhibition against Costa Rica on Feb. 1 in Carson, California. The USSF said it hopes to train in the future at Qatar, host of the 2022 World Cup.

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