The U.S. Women’s National Team will open its 2014 schedule with a match against Canada on Jan. 31, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, home to FC Dallas of Major League Soccer.
The match will kick off at 8 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Ticket information for the match will be announced at a later date.
The USA and Canada met once this year, a 3-0 victory for the Americans in front of a sold-out crowd at BMO Field in Toronto that saw Alex Morgan score twice and Sydney Leroux add a clincher.
“It’s great to start the year with a game that is going to be a real test for us and a game that is always highly competitive,” said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni. “It’s a friendly game, but one that’s meaningful for both teams, and it’s an excellent first match in a year that will end with World Cup qualifying. In 2014, it will be important to play as many quality opponents as possible.”
This will be the third appearance for the U.S. Women at Toyota Stadium, and the second match there against Canada. The USA last played in Frisco on Feb. 11, 2012, in front of 20,677 fans that braved near-freezing temperatures to see Morgan score two late goals to pull out a 2-1 victory against New Zealand. The USA also played there in May 2007 in 6-2 victory over Canada.
The match should once again showcase the world’s top two active goal scorers in Abby Wambach of the USA, who sits on 163 career goals, and Christine Sinclair of Canada, who has found the net 146 times.