MILAN (AP) -- United States midfielder Michael Bradley says the friendly match against Italy on Wednesday will be a real test of his side's credentials before World Cup qualifying starts again.
The Americans have lined up a series of stern challenges ahead of June's match against Antigua and Barbuda, with home games against Scotland and Brazil scheduled for May.
Bradley, who plays in Italy with Chievo Verona, says "it will be a very difficult game ... but a good test."
The United States is on a three-match winning streak but this is the first time coach Jurgen Klinsmann will be able to call on his top players since November's 3-2 victory over Slovenia. It defeated Venezuela and Panama while playing with a backup squad.