Car Bomb Places USA-Ukraine Friendly In Doubt Yet Again
The United States Men's National Team (USMNT) has forced to moved their March 5th friendly against Ukraine away from the country's war-zone, but the match is yet again in danger of being discarded after a recent incident involving a car bomb targeting a high-ranking official in Cyprus occurred today.
The match between both nations had originally been scheduled to be played in Kharkiv, Ukraine, but was moved to Larnaca, Cyprus due to the grave social problems occurring in the former Soviet State.
However, today Cypriot police confirmed that referee Leontios Trattos’s car had been planted with an explosive device which detonated Friday morning; postponing all first-division matches in the Cypriot First Division this weekend as a result. No reason has been given as to why the referee was targeted.
The US Soccer Federation has yet to comment on the latest incident that involves their friendly match against Ukraine which is scheduled on the final day of FIFA’s international window, meaning it's the last opportunity for USMNT manger Jürgen Klinsmann to call up and evaluate his squad with European-based players.