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U.S. WNT to Hold Public Training at Rio Tinto in Sandy, Utah on Friday, June 29


CHICAGO (June 25, 2012) – All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women’s National Team public training session on Friday, June 29, at Rio Tinto Stadium from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MT in Sandy, Utah. The stadium will open at 11 a.m. and admission is free.

The session will be the USA’s final public training before the start of the 2012 London Olympics and occurs the day before the team’s Olympic Send-Off match against Canada on Saturday, June 30, at Rio Tinto Stadium (tickets). The public training is part of the Olympic Day celebrations which are being held from June 22-July 1 in communities across the United States and the world. Olympic Day is celebrated to spread the Olympic ideals of fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship.

Fans wishing to attend the open training session are requested to register by logging onto this site to RSVP: ~/link.aspx?_id=280564B3AC974324A6CB5C12C07F3339.

U.S. Soccer will send out additional information about the session, stadium access points, parking, etc., via email 24 hours prior to the event to those who RSVP. All training times and locations are subject to change.

More than 12,500 tickets have already been sold for the USA-Canada match which will be broadcast live on NBC at 12 p.m. MT. Tickets are on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 801-727-2700 (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT) and at the Rio Tinto Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.

The U.S. Women will open the 2012 Women’s Olympic Soccer Tournament on July 25 against France at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. The U.S. will also face Colombia on July 28 in Glasgow before traveling to Manchester, England, to finish up Group G against Korea DPR on July 31 at Old Trafford.

With temperatures forecast in the 90s in Salt Lake City this week, the climate will be a marked difference from the USA’s last match at Rio Tinto when the Americans defeated Mexico, 1-0, on March 31, 2010, in a game played on a snow-covered field in near-freezing temperatures.

The USA is coming off two impressive victories at the Volvo Winners Cup in Sweden where it defeated the hosts 3-1 and Japan 4-1 to take first place in the mini-tournament. The USA heads into the match against Canada with a 13-1-1 record in 2012 and riding a 56-game domestic unbeaten streak, compiling a record of 50-0-6 since the last loss at home.

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