WNT Sep 16, 2012
The U.S. Women's National Team arrived in sunny southern California on Friday, just days ahead of this afternoon's match against Australia in the WNT Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic.
The team took to the field at The Home Depot Center on Saturday in front of a spirited crowd as several players marked a return to their hometown of Los Angeles. Southern california natives Shannon Boxx, Alex Morgan and Amy Rodriguez along with transplant Abby Wambach (who is originally from Rochester, N.Y., but lives in LA now) were all excited to be among familiar surroundings.
Fun in the sun: The U.S. WNT prepares for a match against Australia at public training on Saturday
The U.S. WNT was greeted by an excited and lively crowd for public training on Saturday
Surprisingly, Morgan has never played a match at the HDC, so Sunday's nationally televised match at 12:30 p.m. PT on NBC will be especially thrilling for the young U.S. star.
Click here to watch the U.S. prepare for its match against Australia and hear from head coach Pia Sundhage, Wambach, Rodriguez and Morgan about the team's mindset heading into Sunday's match.
Be sure to tune in to NBC at 12:30 p.m. PT (3:30 p.m. ET) on Sunday to watch the U.S. WNT square off against Australia at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.