JOZY ALTIDORE Forward Career stats: Caps 35, Goals 10 Jozy...

Career stats: Caps 35, Goals 10

Jozy Altidore, left, of the United States and Paulo Da Silva of Paraguay battle for the ball during an international friendly match at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. (March 29, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

The U.S. is about to take on the world's top team, Spain, in a tune-up match for next week's Gold Cup.

The last time these teams met, the U.S. picked up its first win in four tries against the Spainiards, upsetting them, 2-0, at the Confederations Cup in South Africa. Some notes of interest as we get ready for kickoff:

*  The U.S. is 9-1-2 all-time at Gillette Stadium. This is the first U.S.-Spain match on U.S. soil.

*  The U.S. is looking for its first win of 2011 after a pair of draws against Chile and Argentina and a loss to Paraguay in its loast outing (March 29).

*  Only one team contributed two players to Team USA. Tim Ream and Juan Agudelo play for  the New York Red Bulls of the MLS.

*  Earlier today, the U.S. inducted its 2011 class into the Hall of Fame. It included Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope and Earnie Stewart in the Player category, Bruce Murray as a Veteran and Bob Gansler as a Builder.

*  The average age of the U.S. team is 26.6.

*  The youngest player on today's roster is Agudelo (18). The oldest is backup keeper Marcus Hahnemann (38).


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