CHICAGO (AP) _ The U.S. soccer team will play exhibition games against Mexico and Poland to prepare for World Cup qualifying.

The Americans will play Mexico on April 28 at Cotton Bowl in Dallas and Poland on July 11 at Chicago's Soldier Field, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday. The second game is part of a doubleheader that includes a Major League Soccer game between the Fire and New England Revolution.

The Americans also have an exhibition game at Poland on March 31.

In World Cup qualifying, the U.S. team opens with a two-game, total-goals series against Grenada, playing at home on June 13 and on the road June 20. The winner advances to a four-nation semifinal group that starts play Aug. 18.