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U.S. WNT to Hold Public Training Session on Oct. 26 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco

CHICAGO (Oct. 17, 2013) – All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women’s National Team public training session on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. PT at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

Admission is free and open to the public. U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members will receive premium seating at the public training session. If fans wish to take part in this exclusive priority, they can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club through or at the stadium on the day of the training session.

The U.S. will face New Zealand in an international friendly match on Sunday, Oct.27, at 3:30 p.m. PT. Fans can follow the action through’s MatchTracker or via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

Tickets are on sale through, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Bay Area (including many Walmart and Chavez Supermarket locations). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Candlestick Park except on the day of the event.] Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at or call 312-528-1290.

The match will bring the USA and New Zealand together for the first time since the quarterfinal of the 2012 Olympics, when the U.S. earned a 2-0 victory on Aug. 3 in Newcastle, England, on goals from Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux.

The match at Candlestick Park will also mark the first game for the U.S. Women in San Francisco during the team’s 28-year history and the first game in the Bay Area since 2007 when the USA defeated Japan 4-1 on July 28 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose. The only match the U.S. Women have played in the Bay Area outside of San Jose came on July 4, 1999, a 2-0 semifinal victory against Brazil in the FIFA Women’s World Cup at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto.