Alex Morgan 2014

USA to play Costa Rica on August 16 and 19

USA have announced that they will play Costa Rica in two post-Women’s World Cup games against fellow tournament competitors Costa Rica.

The USWNT will take on Costa Rica on on Sunday, Aug. 16, and Wednesday, Aug. 19. The first fixture will be at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (1:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1) followed by a match at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee (6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2).

The USA and Costa Rica squared off in the title game of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship that served as the qualification tournament for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Both teams had already earned their berths to Canada through semifinal victories, but the USA triumphed 6-0 to take the regional title.

Costa Rica, which participated in its first Women’s World Cup, finished third in Group E after a strong campaign that saw the Ticas tie Spain, 1-1, and then draw with the Korea Republic, 2-2, before fighting Brazil for a place in the Round of 16 and eventually dropping a 1-0 result.

The U.S. WNT will next face China PR in Ottawa in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup tonight, at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Follow all the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 fixtures.

Check out more international women’s football matches scheduled for 2015.


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