October 8, 2013
FINISHING WITH BRAZIL
U.S. Women to face rival in Orlando
CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will finish its 2013 game schedule with a match against Brazil on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The match will kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC.
"Over the last several years, there's been an intense rivalry between the two countries and a series of games that have been very tightly contested, highly competitive and of course extremely dramatic," said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni. "It will be a fantastic game to finish the year off."
The meeting of the world's top-ranked U.S. team against fourth-ranked Brazil marks the first match between the countries in the United States since 2008, when the USA pulled out a 1-0 victory in San Diego during the game in which Abby Wambach broke her leg. The teams have played three times since: in Beijing, China, at the 2008 Olympic gold medal game; in Dresden, Germany, during the historic 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup quarterfinal; and in Chiba, Japan, during an international tournament in April 2012.
The match will be the USA's first visit to Orlando and the Citrus Bowl since May 22, 1999, when the Americans also played Brazil. That 3-0 U.S. victory featured Mia Hamm scoring her 108th-career goal to break the international scoring record. Orlando is also where the U.S. Women’s held Residency Traingin Camp for the 1995 and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments, as well as the 1996 Olympics. The USA also played its first two Olympic matches at the Citrus Bowl in 1996, a 3-0 defeat of Denmark and a 2-1 victory against Sweden.
The U.S. WNT also played at the Citrus Bowl on Aug. 2, 1998, a 4-0 victory against Canada in what was the first match of a doubleheader with the third Major League Soccer All-Star Game.
Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Central Florida.