CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2009) â€“ Tickets for the match between the U.S. Womenâ€™s National Team and Germany on Oct. 29 in Augsburg, Germany, go on sale for U.S. supporters today, Tuesday, Sept. 29, through ussoccer.com. The match between the two top-ranked teams is slated for 6 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET) at Impuls Arena. Fans can follow the action via ussoccer.comâ€™s MatchTracker.
Tickets cost $54. To place a ticket order, fans must complete a ticket order form and return it by fax to U.S. Soccer at (312) 808-9295 before Thursday, Oct. 8. Tickets will be delivered by Wednesday, Oct. 21 via traceable service. As an official sponsor, U.S. Soccer welcomes you to pay with your VisaÂ® card.
The U.S. Womenâ€™s National Team held strong in first place in the latest FIFA Womenâ€™s World Rankings but Germany has moved past Brazil into the second spot on the heels of its dominating triumph at the recently completed European Womenâ€™s Championships in Finland.
The subtle shift means the encounter Oct. 29 will be a clash between the worldâ€™s top-two ranked teams as the Americans travel to face the Germans on their home soil for the first time since 2000.
The newly constructed Impuls Arena will host the first meeting between the two womenâ€™s powers since January of 2007. The stadium in Augsburg, which seats almost 31,000 fans, is one of nine venues that will host matches of the 2011 FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup.
The match will mark the 25th meeting between the two countries (counting two matches against the former West Germany) with the USA having won 16 games, lost four and tied four. The two most successful womenâ€™s soccer nations have met in several of the most epic matches in U.S. history, including a 5-2 U.S. win in the semifinal of the 1991 FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup, a 3-2 U.S. win the quarterfinal of the 1999 FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup and a 3-0 U.S. loss in the semifinal of the 2003 FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup.