January 6, 2014
U.S. Women to face Russia in Florida
CHICAGO - The U.S. Women's National Team will face Russia on Saturday, Feb. 8, at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., with a kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET.
The U.S. team will travel from its Jan. 31 match against Canada in Frisco, Texas, to South Florida in preparation to face Russia.
This will be the second appearance for the U.S. Women at FAU Stadium. The WNT ended a fantastic 2012 there with a 4-1 victory against China PR. This will be the USA's fourth game in the past 14 months in the state of Florida.
The USA has not faced Russia in more than a decade, with the last meeting coming on Sept. 29, 2002, a 5-1 U.S. victory in Uniondale, N.Y. Russia put in a respectable performance in group play at last summer's UEFA Women's Championship, falling to France 3-1 before tying England and Spain, both by 1-1 scores.
"It's always a positive to play countries that we maybe haven't seen that often," said U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni. "The Russians have some talented players and with eight European countries qualifying for the next Women's World Cup, every country in that tournament is going to have to navigate some very difficult European opponents."
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout South Florida (including Walmart stores) and at the Wally Sanger Owl Club Center ticket office on the Florida Atlantic University campus (open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Tickets will be sold at FAU Stadium only on the day of the event.]