U.S. WNT to Play Mexico
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U.S. Soccer announced July 11 that the U.S. WNT will be taking the international stage on Sept. 3 against Mexico at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.

Morgan and Leroux have shone in the NWSL(ISI Photos/Michael Janosz)

U.S. stars Morgan and Leroux have shone in the NWSL(ISI Photos/Michael Janosz)

This will be the first game for the U.S. women just three days after the first ever NWSL Championship game Aug. 31. Another exciting bit of news- it will also be the first international soccer match to be televised live on the new FOX Sports 1 network, which launches Aug. 17.

“Many of the U.S. and Mexican players will be coming right out of their club seasons, so everyone should be fit,” U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni told U.S. Soccer. We know we will probably face Mexico in World Cup qualifying so it’s good to see them before that tournament.”

Christen Press has shone under Sermanni. (ISI Photos/John Dorton)

Christen Press has shone under Sermanni. (ISI Photos/John Dorton)

Fans will get to see their favorites back together again since playing Korea in June. Alex Morgan and Christen Press are tied for goals scored with six each, while Abby Wambach recently surpassed Mia Hamm with 160 goals to become the world’s all-time leader in international goals.

The U.S. WNT is currently ranked No. 1 in the latest FIFA World Rankings while Mexico is ranked 24th. The last time they battled was Jan. 2012 and the U.S. was victorious, defeating Mexico 4-0.

About Courtney Lambert

A competitive athlete in her college days, Courtney writes on events happening at state and local level. She has previous experience covering news and writing for the Jacksonville Times Union and graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in journalism.
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