The USA ladies’s nationwide staff will face South Africa in its first video games following the 2023 Girls’s World Cup, U.S. Soccer announced Friday.
The U.S. and South Africa will meet in two worldwide friendlies, the primary on Sept. 21 at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium (7:30 p.m. ET) and the second three days later at Chicago’s Soldier Area (5:30 p.m. ET).
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“The main target proper now could be in fact on the World Cup, however to get two nice matches in our first video games again within the USA in two stadiums which might be actually enjoyable to play in shall be superior for our gamers and the followers,” stated U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski. “South Africa has proficient gamers so I am certain these shall be two entertaining video games.”
Each the USWNT and South Africa shall be competing on the Girls’s World Cup, which begins on July 20 in Australia and New Zealand.
The U.S. is making an attempt to change into the primary nation to win three successive World Cup titles after lifting the trophy in 2015 and 2019. Led by co-captains Alex Morgan and Lindsey Horan, Andonovski’s facet will start its marketing campaign towards Vietnam earlier than going through the Netherlands and Portugal because it makes an attempt to succeed in the knockout stage.
South Africa shall be competing in simply its second Girls’s World Cup after qualifying for the primary time in 2019. The Banyana Banyana has been drawn into a gaggle that additionally options Sweden, Argentina and Italy.
The USWNT and South Africa have met simply twice earlier than, with the Individuals successful the newest encounter 2-0 in Santa Clara, California, in Might 2019.