Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan, official head of the USA delegation, thanked Netanyahu for his hospitality. The Israeli military said the crowd had grown violent and that troops were defending the border.
"I call on all countries to join the U.S. in moving their embassies to Jerusalem", Mr Netanyahu said, adding: "It's the right thing to do... because it advances peace".
Friedman in the past has been a supporter of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. This time it is with a well known, and some what infamous, Israeli soccer team.
"It is not a provocation".
The timing of the embassy move has led to concerns about increased tension in Gaza. No Israeli has been wounded since protests began on 30 March.
Palestinian health officials said a man and a teenager were killed by Israeli fire on Friday.
In Gaza, a strip of land Israel has blockaded for a decade, tens of thousands of people are anticipated to gather for protests along the perimeter fence.
A high-ranking delegation of Gaza's Hamas rulers headed to Egypt on Sunday, amid diplomatic efforts aimed at containing the mass rally. We are not taking a position on the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, nor on the resolution of contested borders.
"Hamas is spreading messages of its desire for a long-term cease-fire but actually digs terror tunnels into the territory of the State of Israel", said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Twitter.
In the decades since 1967, worldwide consensus has been that the city's status must be negotiated between the two sides, but Trump broke with that to global outrage.
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