USWNT to host September friendlies vs. New Zealand in Denver and Cincinnati
The games will take place on September 15 and 19

The United States women’s national soccer team will host New Zealand in two September friendlies this fall. The first game will be at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (10 p.m. ET, ESPN2) on Friday, September 15. The second will be held at Nippert Stadium on the campus of the University of Cincinnati (7:30 p.m. ET, FS1) on Tuesday, September 19.

U.S. women’s national team members Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC) and Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit) are from Colorado, while Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers) hails from Cincinnati.

“The fall friendly matches are an important transition period to 2018 and we want to get the most out of them by continuing to play teams with World Cup and Olympic experience like New Zealand,” U.S. head coach Jill Ellis said in a U.S. Soccer press release. “Denver has been a fun place to play for our team over the years, but we also enjoy going to cities where we haven’t been in a while, like Cincinnati. The fans there have shown extraordinary support for their USL team and we’re looking forward to an enthusiastic crowd for our match as well.”

The USWNT last played at at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in June of 2016, a memorable 3-3 draw with Japan. It will be the first USWNT match in Cincinnati since 2008, and first at Nippert Stadium, the home stadium of the United Soccer League club FC Cincinnati.

The United States is 12-1-1 all-time versus New Zealand, with the only loss coming in 1987.


Ticket info via U.S Soccer’s press release:  

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m. MT through and by phone at 1-866-461-6556 (Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. MT; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT). Tickets will be available at box office locations, if inventory remains, beginning Saturday, July 15. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park box office is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Pepsi Center box office is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, July 21, at 10 a.m. ET through and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. [Note: Tickets are not sold at Nippert Stadium except on the day of the event.] Groups of 20 or more can order at

Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available for both games exclusively through

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