Some people are probably wondering what happened to the Galaxy-Iran friendly I reported the team was setting up. The Galaxy had arranged the match with Iran's coach Ali Daei, and the USSF had granted approval and endorsed the whole venture. Everything was set - except for the visas needed by the Iranian players.
Officially, that's where things ended. Though no one went on record saying so, the bottom line is that the last thing needed for the event to proceed was State Department approval on the visas.
Apparently, approval to travel to the U.S. is just not happening these days for Iranian athletes.
So it's not hard to figure that the State Department basically killed the exhibition.