What’s next for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team after taking home back-to-back World Cup Trophies?
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Los Angeles, CA | July 26 | Kelly Landaverde – @Kel_landaverde
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The 4-time champions have set a legacy for generations to come, and have set an ideal example of what it means to not stay silent and go with the mass. They’ve paved the way for the next heroines. With women’s soccer growing around the world, and the U.S. team being the number one defending champions, they’ve added 5 games to their victory tour schedule. The first is set for August 3rd when they take on the Republic of Ireland at the hallowed Rose Bowl Stadium, and a place rich with history.
The Rose Bowl carries a lot of women’s soccer legacy. It is the site of prominent 99er Brandi Chastain’s commemorative statue. The stadium holds deep meaning for players like Alex Morgan, Malory Pugh and others who know how significant the 99ers were for women’s sports. The national team has played there twice before since the 1999 world champions lifted their trophy. Just as the 99ers paved the way for this team we see before us now, the 2019 champions are doing the same for the next cycle. It’s generation after generation, and as I see it, it is a legacy that will never end. The USWNT are the only national team to have reached eight semifinals in the World Cup, and the only one to have made it to five finals.
On this victory road tour the USWNT face Ireland in their first game. They faced them three years ago in San Diego on January 23 and won a 5-0. The next game is on the 29th of August against Portugal in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. The third game, also against Portugal, is on September 3rd in St Paul at Allianz Field. The roster for these upcoming matches will feature the 23 players that were in France. Tickets for these games go on sale to the public Tuesday July 30 at www.ussoccer.com. The last time USWNT faced Portugal was last year on November 8th, winning the game with one goal from Jessica McDonald. That game marked the milestone 500th victory in history. The 4th and 5th matches will take place on the 3rd and 6th of October.