U.S. WNT to Face New Zealand
U.S. WNT to Face New Zealand avatar

The U.S. WNT will be busy in October with two matches set against New Zealand Oct. 27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA and Oct. 30 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.

Wambach celebrates with her team after scoring(ISI Photos/Howard C. Smith)

Wambach celebrates with her team after scoring(ISI Photos/Howard C. Smith)

This will be the first time the two teams meet since the 2012 Olympics where the U.S. defeated the Kiwis 2-0 in the quarterfinals. Currently, the U.S is ranked No. 1 in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings and New Zealand is ranked 19th. They are set to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup when it hosts the Oceania qualifying competition Sept. 10-20, 2014.

Former Stanford and WPS standout should feature for New Zealand. (ISI Photo/Kelley L. Cox)

Former Stanford and WPS standout should feature for New Zealand. (ISI Photo/Kelley L. Cox)

“New Zealand is a much-improved side over the past few years,” U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni told USSoccer. “Qualifying for World Cups and Olympics have helped them significantly, and now they are a very composed and competitive team that plays with a great deal of confidence.”

 

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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