U.S. Women to Celebrate Year of Success with Three-Game, Three-City Glory Tour
CHICAGO (Thursday, September 28, 2000) - To celebrate the U.S. Women's National Team's year of success in 2000 with their hard-core fans, the U.S. Soccer Federation has organized a three-game, three-city "Glory Tour" in November and December across the United States.
The "Glory Tour" kicks off on Nov. 11 in Columbus, Ohio, where the U.S. Women will face Canada at Columbus Crew Stadium, and continues in Houston where the U.S. will face Mexico. Both of those matches will air live on ESPN2. The third "Glory Tour" date will be announced in the coming weeks, and tickets will go on sale in each market beginning Oct. 11.
Despite dropping the 2000 Olympic Gold Medal Match on a heartbreaking Norwegian "golden goal" earlier today, the U.S. Women have had an incredible run since lifting their second Women's World Cup trophy in 1999. Under the guidance of new head coach April Heinrichs, the team compiled a 25-5-8 record in playing a record 38 matches across nine months in 2000. The team also won six major titles before falling to Norway in their bid to defend their 1996 Gold Medal.
Against Canada, the U.S. has amassed an amazing 21-1-1 lifetime record, but under Norwegian head coach Even Pellerud the Canadians have been steadily improving. In their last meeting, during the 2000 Nike "Road to Glory Tour" back on August 20 in Kansas City, Mo., Canada broke a 21-game losing streak against the U.S. Women with a 1-1 draw.
In their only other match at Crew Stadium, the U.S. beat South Korea, 5-0, in front of a sold-out crowd of 23,101 on Oct. 3, 1999. Kickoff for the Nov. 11 match against Canada is set for 4 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
In Texas, the USA and Mexico will square off at O'Quinn Field in Robertson Stadium on the University of Houston Campus on Dec. 10, live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. CT. The match is just the third for the U.S. Women in Texas, and the first since Feb. 17, 1996, when they defeated Sweden, 3-0, at Clyde Abshier Stadium in Houston. In their all-time series against Mexico, the U.S. has never lost, compiling a perfect 5-0 record.
The third venue and opponent for the U.S. Women during the "Glory Tour" will be announced in the near future.
|Date||Opponent||Location||Kickoff / TV||Tickets|
|Nov. 11||Canada||Crew Stadium|
|4 p.m. ET / ESPN2||On Sale Oct. 11|
|Dec. 10||Mexico||Robertson Stadium, Univ. of Houston|
|6 p.m. CT / ESPN2||On Sale Oct. 11|