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USWNT to face Mexico at RFK Stadium

FOX Soccer sits down with newly-appointed USWNT manager Tom Sermanni.
FOX Soccer sits down with newly-appointed USWNT manager Tom Sermanni.
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The United States women’s national team will return to action on Sept. 3 when it takes on CONCACAF rival Mexico at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. (live, FOX Sports 1, Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET). The international match will be the first for the USA following the conclusion of the National Women’s Soccer League season, which will culminate with the championship game on Saturday, Aug. 31.

The meeting between the two regional rivals in the nation’s capital will mark the first international soccer match on the new FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network.

“This event will only bring the players together for a few days, but as always, we relish the opportunity to play an international match,” said United States head coach Tom Sermanni. “Many of the US and Mexican players will be coming right out of their club seasons, so everyone should be fit. We know we will probably face Mexico in World Cup qualifying so it’s good to see them before that tournament. It’s also a positive to get in a match before we give our players a bit of a break in advance of the rest of our fall activity.”

FOX Soccer will begin broadcasting NWSL games this coming weekend to kickoff exclusive coverage of nine total games, featuring six regular season matches and all three playoff games, including the title match on Aug. 31. FOX Soccer will televise one game per week over the final six weeks of the season with each club appearing at least once on national television leading up to the NWSL Playoffs.

The No. 1 team in the world, the U.S. is 26-1-1 against Mexico. But each of the last three meetings was decided by just one goal, including Mexico's lone win, a 2-1 victory during qualifying for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

The first national televised match features Seattle Reign FC hosting the Washington Spirit (live, FOX Soccer, Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET) at the Moda Health Pitch at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Wash.

The No. 1 team in the world, the U.S. is 26-1-1 against Mexico. But each of the last three meetings was decided by just one goal, including Mexico's lone win, a 2-1 victory during qualifying for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

The United States women's soccer team is returning to Washington, D.C., for the first time in more than five year.

The Associated Press was used in this report.

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