Alex Morgan 2014

USWNT Will Play October Friendlies Against Korea Republic in New Orleans and Cary, N.C.

USA Women’s National Team will face the Korea Republic in two friendly matches, the first on Oct. 19 (7 p.m. CT; FS1) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, and then again on Oct. 22 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. (2 p.m. ET; ESPN).

The matches help fill out the USA’s fall schedule, which will also include previously announced games against New Zealand on Sept. 15 in Commerce City, Colo. (8 p.m. MT; ESPN2) and on Sept. 19 in Cincinnati (7:30 p.m. ET; FS1). The USA will also face Canada on Nov. 9 in Vancouver (7 p.m. PT; ESPN2) and again on Nov. 12 in the United States at a venue to be announced soon.

The USA last faced Korea Republic on May 30, 2015, drawing 0-0 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., in what was the last match before the historic run to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup title.

The USA is 7-0-2 all-time against Korea Republic, which is ranked 16th in the world. Both draws have been 0-0, the first coming in 2008 during the USA’s post-Olympic tour following the gold medal win in Beijing, and the second was the most recent meeting between the teams in 2015 in Harrison, N.J.

“To play a highly technical and organized team like South Korea will give us more quality matches in 2017,” said U.S. head coach Jill Ellis. “They are consistently pushing the top teams in Asia and these games, right at the end of the NWSL season, will be a great window to get the team back together before our final FIFA dates in November.”

The match in Cary brings the USA to the home stadium of the North Carolina Courage, which currently sits in first place in the National Women’s Soccer League and features four players who have earned WNT caps in 2017.

Tickets for both games go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. local time through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased for the game in New Orleans at the Smoothie King Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and at the Superdome ticket office only on the day of the event. For the game in North Carolina, purchases will be limited to six tickets per household. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium ticket office except on the day of the event, if any remain.

Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available for both games exclusively through ussoccer.com.

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