CHICAGO (May 5, 2011) â€“ Head coach Pia Sundhage will name the U.S. Womenâ€™s National Teamâ€™s 21-player roster for the 2011Â FIFA Womenâ€™s World CupÂ team on Monday, May 9. The roster will be revealed on ESPNâ€™s SportsCenter during the 10 a.m. ET hour. Follow @ussoccer_wnt on Twitter for updates on when to tune in.
The FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup will run from June 26-July 17 in nine German cities. The Americans open their tournament on June 28 against Korea DPR in Dresden.
The squad is currently finishing up a three-week training camp in Florida and the freshly-minted United States Womenâ€™s World Cup Team will arrive in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday to begin training for a two-game series against fellow Womenâ€™s World Cup qualifier Japan. Those matches take place on May 14 at Columbus Crew Stadium (6:30 p.m. ET on Fox Soccer and Fox Deportes) and May 18 at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2). For the match in Columbus, tickets are available through ussoccer.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000, at all central Ohio Ticketmaster ticket centers (including Kroger stores) and the Crew Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form for either game at ussoccer.com or by calling 312-528-1290.
For the game in Cary, tickets areÂ available through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. (Note: tickets will only be sold at the WakeMed Soccer Park ticket office on the day of the game.)
The USA will play its Womenâ€™s World Cup Send-Off Match on June 5 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. (2 p.m. ET on ESPN2). Tickets for the match start at $22 andÂ are available through ussoccer.com and Ticketmaster. The U.S. team will leave for Austria in mid-June for a pre-Womenâ€™s World Cup training camp.
The 2011 FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup will be televised on ESPN and ESPN2.