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USWNT to face Mexico Sept. 3 at RFK

Abby Wambach and the USWNT will play Mexico on Sept. 3 at RFK Stadium. (Photo copyright Meg Linehan for The Equalizer)

The United States women’s national team will play Mexico on September 3 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The match will be the first for the U.S. since Abby Wambach broke Mia Hamm’s all-time scoring record on June 20 at Red Bull Arena and falls four days after the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League championship game.

The match will be broadcast live on the new Fox Sports 1 channel at 8 p.m. ET.

“This event will only bring the players together for a few days, but as always, we relish the opportunity to play an international match,” U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni said. “Many of the U.S. and Mexican players will be coming right out of their club seasons, so everyone should be fit. We know we will probably face Mexico in World Cup qualifying so it’s good to see them before that tournament. It’s also a positive to get in a match before we give our players a bit of a break in advance of the rest of our fall activity.”

Mexico and the U.S. last played on Jan. 24, 2012 at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying in Vancouver, B.C. The United States won 4-0.

The U.S. last played at RFK stadium on May 10, 2008, when they beat Canada 6-2. Mexico has won just one game all-time vs. the U.S. (1-26-1), but it was the critical 2-1 World Cup Qualifying semifinal win on Nov. 5, 2010, which sent the No. 1-ranked U.S. into a two-game playoff with Italy before qualifying for the 2011 World Cup as the last of 16 teams.

Tickets for the Sept. 3 match go on sale on July 26 at 10 a.m. ET.


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