US women to play Germany twice on ‘victory tour’
The U.S. women’s soccer team is going to savor its gold medal
from the London Olympics a little longer.
The Americans said Thursday they will play two exhibitions
against Germany in October as part of their post-Olympic ”victory
tour.” The first game will be Oct. 20 in Bridgeview, Ill., with
the second game three days later in East Hartford, Conn. The U.S.
is 17-4-4 against the two-time World Cup champions, winning their
last three meetings.
The Americans begin their tour Saturday against Costa Rica in
Rochester, N.Y., Abby Wambach’s hometown. They then host Australia
on Sept. 16 in Carson, Calif., and Sept. 19 in Commerce City,
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.