Bruce Arena's second tenure as U.S. Men's National Team coach has officially begun.
It wasn't the most memorable game as far as what happened on the field though. The U.S. played visiting Serbia to a 0-0 draw in San Diego on Sunday afternoon.
It was the first match since Arena was named as Jurgen Klinsmann's replacement in November. Both teams played largely domestically-based squads due to most of the big European leagues being in-season.
Arena's starting lineup consisted of 11 players from Major League Soccer. Almost all of the Americans playing abroad are in the middle of club seasons while MLS is just starting the preseason. Sebastian Lletget, Chris Pontius and Jorge Villafana, who plays for Santos Laguna in Liga MX, all came off the bench to make their first appearances for the U.S.
Chicago Fire midfielder Dax McCarty was one of four field players to not play. He will have another chance to play Friday against Jamaica in Chattanooga.
Last year Sean Johnson, Matt Polster and Brandon Vincent represented the Fire in the national team's January camp. Polster and Vincent, who did play with the senior team in one of the friendlies, were in camp as part of the under-23 Olympic qualifying team.
Jozy Altidore picked up his 100th cap in Sunday's game. He is the 17th player in U.S. history to reach that milestone.