The USWNT will take the pitch for the first time since the Tokyo Olympics in a series of fall friendlies.
The team announced four matches, two in September against Paraguay and two in October against Korea Republic.
Four cities, four chances to catch your #USWNT in action this fall! 🇺🇸⚽️ Coming 🔜 to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Kansas City & St. Paul to close out our 2021 home schedule!— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) August 18, 2021
Four cities, four chances to catch your #USWNT in action this fall! 🇺🇸⚽️ Coming 🔜 to Cleveland, Cincinnati, Kansas City & St. Paul to close out our 2021 home schedule!
Cleveland, OH, and Cincinnati, OH will host the Paraguay games, then the team will travel to Kansas City, KS, and St. Paul, MN for the October matches.
“These games are important to welcome back our Olympic Team to play in front of our home fans, but they are also the first steps towards 2023 World Cup qualifying,” said coach Vlatko Andonovski.
The tour will serve as the last USWNT outings for Carli Lloyd, who announced her retirement from soccer on Monday. Lloyd currently stands as the second-most capped player in history with 312 appearances for the U.S.
The team’s first game will be on September 16 against Paraguay at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The match will air on ESPN2, TUDN.tv at 7:30 pm ET.