USWNT announces two victory tour matches vs. Portugal

first_imgThe U.S. women’s national team has announced World Cup victory tour matches against Portugal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and St. Paul, Minnesota. Following the team’s World Cup win in France, they will embark on a five-game tour to celebrate their fourth world title and second in a row. The team’s first match, against the Republic of Ireland at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, has already been confirmed for August 3.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Now there are two more matches on the calendar, both against Portugal. The USWNT will take on the European side on August 29 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, before another match on September 3 at Allianz Field in St. Paul.The second game will mark the first time the USWNT has played at Allianz Field, which opened earlier this year and is home to MLS side Minnesota United.”It’s always fun to play in cities that we haven’t been to that much and with the opening of the new stadium for Minnesota United, it’s awesome that we’ll get to play in St. Paul this fall in a world-class facility that is another sign of the growth of soccer in the USA,” USWNT midfielder Rose Lavelle said in a news release.Meanwhile, the match in Philadelphia will be the fourth time the USWNT have played at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.The U.S. victory tour will conclude with games on October 3 and 6, with the opponents and venues yet to be announced. The roster for the victory tour will be the same 23 players that made up the squad that ultimately lifted the trophy in France after a 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final.last_img

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