US women to play Germany twice on ‘victory tour’

The U.S. women’s football team is going to savor its gold medal

from the London Olympics a little longer, play two friendlies

against Germany in October as part of a post-Olympic ”victory


The first game will be Oct. 20 in Bridgeview, Illinois, with the

second game three days later in East Hartford, Connecticut.

The Americans begin their tour Saturday against Costa Rica in

Rochester, New York. They then host Australia on Sept. 16 in

Carson, California, and Sept. 19 in Commerce City, Colorado.

The U.S. women won their third straight Olympic title in London,

beating Japan 2-1 in a rematch of last year’s World Cup final.