U.S. women's soccer team to host Brazil in Orlando
OCT 08, 2013 11:10a ET
This is the first match between the U.S. and Brazil since an April 2012 matchup in Japan. The U.S. is ranked No. 1 in the world and Brazil is fourth.
It will be the final 2013 game for the U.S. national team.
"Over the last several years, there's been an intense rivalry between the two countries and a series of games that have been very tightly contested, highly competitive and of course extremely dramatic," said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni. "It will be a fantastic game to finish the year off."
Tickets go on sale to the public on Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Central Florida (including many Walmart locations), as well as the Amway Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Tickets are not sold at the Florida Citrus Bowl except on the day of the event.
In support of the match, U.S. Soccer is working closely with the Orlando City Soccer Club, the reigning USL PRO champion, which played its matches at the Citrus Bowl for the past three seasons.
"Since our organization launched in 2011, our goal has been to grow the sport of soccer in Central Florida," said Orlando City President Phil Rawlins. "Successfully hosting this match will be yet another step forward in Orlando City’s goal of being announced this year as the next Major League Soccer (MLS) Expansion Club."
The match will be the U.S. team's first visit to Orlando and the Citrus Bowl since May 22, 1999, when the Americans also played Brazil. That 3-0 U.S. victory featured Mia Hamm scoring her 108th-career goal to break the international scoring record.
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