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.
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.”
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.