March 20, 2008
FACING THE MATILDAS
USWNT to play in Cary, Birmingham
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Team will play their first two domestic matches of 2008 against Australia, taking on the Matildas on April 27 in Cary, N.C., and on May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. The two games will be the first in the United States for new U.S. WNT head coach Pia Sundhage.
The U.S. will face Australia first at WakeMed Soccer Park (formerly SAS Soccer Park) in Cary, N.C., kicking off at 7 p.m. ET before meeting the Matildas again at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local) at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. The second match will be televised live from Legion Field on Fox Soccer Channel on Saturday.
The matches come less than two weeks after the U.S. concludes CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, and will hopefully be using the matches as preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Earlier this week, Sundhage invited in a 26-player roster for the team's final training camp before they leave for Mexico.