The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Chile for the first time in history for a pair of friendlies this summer, U.S. Soccer announced on Monday.
The first of the games will be played on Friday, Aug. 31 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. at 8 p.m. PT (ESPN2) and the second will be on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. at 7 p.m. PT (ESPN2 and UDN). These matches will fall just after the 2018 Tournament of Nations and will be the USWNT’s final test before the CONCACAF Women’s Championship on Oct. 4-17.
Chile qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after finishing second to Brazil in the Final Stage of the 2018 Copa América Femenina in April. This is the first FIFA Women’s World Cup berth for Chile. The USWNT features several NWSL players, while Chile is also represented in the league by Washington Spirit forward Yanara Aedo.
California, here we come! ☀️
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) June 11, 2018
The USWNT are currently in the swing of another set of friendlies and will face China PR for a second game on Tuesday, June 12. The USWNT defeated China PR 1-0 in the first match, thanks to a goal from Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan.