U.S. Women's National Team Will Play Canada in Toronto on June 2
Match AT BMO Field Will be Broadcast on an ESPN Network at 4:30 p.m. ET
CHICAGO (Feb. 19, 2013) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face Canada on Sunday, June 2, at BMO Field in Toronto, the first meeting between the teams since last summer’s dramatic Olympic semifinal.
The match, at the home of Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPNNews. Fans can also follow the match live online via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.
During the 2012 Olympics, the U.S. came from behind three times before getting the game-winner from Alex Morgan in the third minute of stoppage time of the second overtime period for a 4-3 victory. Morgan’s 123rd-minute goal is the latest goal ever scored in FIFA competition and propelled the U.S. to the final where they won the gold medal with a victory against Japan. Canada went on to win the bronze medal.
“High quality matches on foreign soil are always tremendous challenges and are excellent environments for our team to grow,” said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni. “Surely the USA-Canada match will be filled with emotion and these are the type of games our players very much look forward to.”
Tickets for the Canada match will go on sale via Ticketmaster on March 22. Special rates for groups of 10 or more will also be available. Those interested in receiving more details on tickets for the match, as well as on-sale reminders, are invited to sign up on canadasoccer.com.
The U.S. team is preparing to depart for the annual Algarve Cup in Portugal where it will face Iceland, China PR and Sweden in Group play in early March. The USA will also play Germany in a previously announced match on April 5 in Offenbach just outside of Frankfurt.
U.S. is Soccer celebrating its 100-year Anniversary in 2013 and will host a number of commemorative events throughout the year.
- BMO Field seats almost 22,000 fans and was opened in 2007. A grass surface replaced the artificial turf in 2010.
- The USA has played Canada in Canada five times, running up a 4-0-1 record. The most recent match was the USA’s only previous visit to BMO Field, a 4-0 victory in March of 2009.
- The USA is 44-3-5 all-time against Canada and has not lost to the Canadians since March of 2001.
- The match in Canada will feature the world’s top two active scorers in Abby Wambach (153 career goals) and Canadian striker Christine Sinclair (143).
- The match will also be broadcast live nationally on all four regional Sportsnet channels in Canada.