England’s home match against the United States on Feb. 13 will be played in Milton Keynes, the FA announced.
Home of MK Dons, Stadiummk holds about 30,000 fans and is located about 50 miles northwest of London. The match will be England’s first of 2015 in their World Cup preparations, while the U.S. will be five days removed from a big road match against world No. 3 France.
In June, Milton Keynes hosted the FA Women’s Cup Final, where Arsenal lifted the trophy after beating Everton 2-0 in front of a crowd of more than 15,000.
“USA will be a tough game for us, they’re a very good team but it’s important that we play games like this ahead of the World Cup so we can be in the best place possible for the tournament,” England defender and former Boston Breaker Alex Scott said.
“I’ve played against most of the USA team when I was at Boston so it’ll be great to line up against them again at Milton Keynes.”
The last time the United States played in England against the hosts, they suffered a surprising 2-1 loss on April 2, 2011, also during World Cup preparation. The U.S. won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics at Wembley Stadium.
Tickets for the Feb. 13 match are less than $10 USD for adults, and half that price for children.
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