October 7, 2008
GOLD TOUR CONTINUES
U.S. will face S. Korea three times
CHICAGO– The U.S. Women’s National Team will continue its Achieve Your Gold Tour with three matches against South Korea during the first week of November.
|Angela Hucles would become the 24th player in U.S. history to earn 100 caps if she plays all three matches against South Korea.
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The tour, which is taking the Olympic champions across the USA to celebrate its run to the top of the podium in Beijing, will resume on Nov. 1 at the University of Richmond Stadium in Richmond, Va. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. ET. The game will be a homecoming for Virginia native and University of Virginia alumna Angela Hucles, who led the team in scoring during the Olympics with four goals.
The USA will travel from Virginia to Cincinnati, hometown of U.S. defender Heather Mitts, for a match on Nov. 5 at Paul Brown Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. ET. Mitts, who has 91 caps for the USA, will play for the USA in her hometown for the second time as the USA passed through Cincinnati on the 2004 Victory Tour to celebrate the gold medal in Athens, Greece.
The three-game set against the Koreans will conclude on Nov. 8 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., with a kickoff at 7 p.m. ET. It will mark the first visit to Florida by the U.S. Women in more than eight years.
Fifteen of the 18 players from the Olympic roster will travel on the tour, and an additional four players have been added. The USA’s college players – Amy Rodriguez (USC), Tobin Heath (UNC) and Lauren Cheney (UCLA) -- will not be playing due to commitments to their college seasons. Olympic alternates Briana Scurry and midfielder Kacey White were added to the roster for the entire Achieve Your Gold Tour, and they will now be joined by two members of the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team in defenders Tina Ellertson and Marian Dalmy, who have come back from pregnancy and injury, respectively.
Hucles, who has 97 caps, will become the 24th player in U.S. history to earn 100 caps if she plays in all three matches.
The U.S. has already played three matches of a planned 10 game tour, defeating Ireland 2-0 in Philadelphia, 1-0 in New Jersey and 2-0 in Bridgeview, Il.