Make that two games for the United States women against Russia in February. The U.S. women will play Russia on Feb. 12 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, four days after the two teams meet in Boca Raton, Fla.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise, since the Russian federation revealed the matches earlier in the month, but U.S. Soccer has finally confirmed both matches.
Both matches will be livestreamed on ussoccer.com, making TV options sound unlikely. And in truth, the No. 21-ranked Russian team which failed to get out of the group stage at Euro 2013 isn’t the most enticing of matches for American fans.
The U.S. women are 5-0-1 all-time against Russia and this will be the Americans’ first-ever game in the Georgia Dome and the actual city of Atlanta, despite winning the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The knockout round games were played in Athens, Ga., after group games were staged throughout the Southeast.