USA Will Face Trinidad & Tobago in Honolulu in First of Four December Victory Tour Matches.
The first of four December matches for the U.S. Women’s National Team on its post-Women’s World Cup Victory Tour will be against Trinidad & Tobago on Dec. 6 in Honolulu. The match will kick-off at 3 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET) and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO.
The match in Hawaii and the previously announced match in New Orleans on Dec. 16 against China PR will bookend two other matches that will be announced shortly as the U.S. Women finish the Victory Tour with four games during an 11-day span in December. The USA will also face T&T on Dec. 10 at a venue to be announced.
The match in Honolulu on the island of Oahu marks the first trip for the U.S. Women to the 50th state and the first international match hosted by U.S. Soccer in Hawaii. It will also be only the second soccer match between national teams staged at Aloha Stadium. The Philippines defeated Chinese Taipei 1-0 at the venue in 1976 in a match that was a part of a triple-header that also featured the Hawaii All-Stars against the San Diego Jaws (which played one season in the NASL) and the New York Cosmos against Team Honda from Japan, a match that featured four goals from Pelé.
Hawaii will be the 32nd U.S. state (not including the District of Columbia) that the American women have played in since the program’s inception in 1985.
“When I took this job I was told of the importance of having a wide footprint in terms of where we bring the team to play and this first-ever game in Hawaii certainly stays true to that goal,” said U.S. head coach Jill Ellis. “We always enjoy going to new markets and giving fans across the country, and in December across the Pacific Ocean, a chance to see the team play. I know the players and staff are very excited about going to Hawaii and we are looking forward to the experience of being on Oahu and playing this historic match against T&T at Aloha Stadium.”
The U.S. WNT has played T&T eight times, most recently a 1-0 victory during group play of the qualifying tournament for the 2015 Women’s World Cup; Abby Wambach’s goal in the 54th minute was the difference. Five of the eight games have been in CONCACAF qualifying competitions.
Information regarding tickets will be announced in the near future. For the opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public, fans can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club to earn priority access to the ticket presale, or follow U.S. Soccer on Facebook or Twitter @ussoccer to find special presale codes.
Next up for the USA are two games in October against Brazil, the first Presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Wednesday, Oct. 21 (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2/WatchESPN, buy tickets here), and the second on Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Central Florida (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1/FOX Sports GO, buy tickets here).
2015 U.S. WNT VICTORY TOUR SCHEDULE:
|Oct. 21||Brazil||7 p.m. PT / ESPN2, WatchESPN||CenturyLink Field; Seattle, Wash.|
|Oct. 25||Brazil||2:30 p.m. ET / FS1, FOX Sports GO||Orlando Citrus Bowl; Orlando, Fla.|
|Dec. 6||Trinidad & Tobago||3 p.m. HST/8 p.m. ET FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO||Aloha Stadium; Honolulu|
|Dec. 10||Trinidad & Tobago||TBA||TBA|
|Dec. 16||China PR||7 p.m. CT, FS1, FOX Sports GO||Mercedes-Benz Superdome; New Orleans, La.|
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