CHICAGO (Nov. 3, 2021) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will finish its 2021 schedule with two away matches against Australia.
The games will mark the first visit to Australia for the U.S. Women in 21 years and the USA’s first trip to Australia since it was named co-host of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023TM.
The first match will take place at the massive Stadium Australia in Sydney on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. local time (Friday, Nov. 26 at 11 p.m. ET on FS2) and the second will be at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle on Tuesday, November 30 at 8:05 p.m. local time (4:05 a.m. ET on ESPN). Newcastle is just over 100 miles north of Sydney on the western coast.
Stadium Australia, built for the 2000 Summer Olympics, seats 83,500 fans and will host the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023TM Final. Newcastle is not a World Cup venue but is home to the Newcastle Jets, the A-League women’s team in the top-flight in Australian professional soccer.
“This trip and these games will be fantastic tests and learning opportunities,” said U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski. “Getting to go to one of the countries hosting the next Women’s World Cup and having to deal with the travel and facing one of the best teams in the world is a great way to end the year. We really appreciate that Football Australia and the Australian government came together to make this trip possible.”
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