CHICAGO (Monday, August 25, 2003) — U.S. Women's National Team head coach April Heinrichs will announce her 20-player U.S. roster for the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 on ussoccer.com on Tuesday, less than a month before the team opens the tournament against Sweden at RFK Stadium on Sunday, September 21. The roster announcement will be posted at 12 p.m. ET on ussoccer.com.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 is just 26 days away as U.S. Soccer and FIFA continue to work behind the scenes to stage the 16-team, 32-match tournament in the U.S. from Sept. 20 to Oct. 12 at six soccer venues across the United States. The U.S. was awarded the tournament back on May 26, giving U.S. Soccer just 17 weeks to organize and stage the event.
Both discount group and individual tickets are available for the U.S. Women's National Team's pair of send-off matches in early September, which will mark the team's final two games before the FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003. After a unique Labor Day friendly between the U.S. and Costa Rica on Sept. 1 (live on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET) at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the U.S. WNT will head north to meet Mexico on Sept. 7 (live on ESPN at 10 a.m. PT) at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif.
USA-Costa Rica discount tickets, which are priced from $20 to $55, are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 1-877-3GALAXY. Single tickets range from $25 to $65 are available at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at ticketmaster.com. USA-Mexico discount group tickets are priced at $15 and $25 for groups of 20 or more, a savings of $5 per ticket and no per-ticket convenience charge, and can be ordered by calling 408-985-GOAL (4625). Individual tickets, which are priced from $20 to $50, are also available through Ticketmaster.
A limited number of individual match date tickets for all six venues of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 are still on sale at FIFAworldcup.com. Each match date consists of an afternoon or evening doubleheader, except the Third Place Match on Oct. 11 and the Final on Oct. 12, which will both be played as stand-alone games at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Individual match date tickets range in price from $20 to $175 (and up to $400 for the final), depending on the USA’s involvement and the stage of the three-week competition. Fans can also purchase these tickets over the phone by calling 1-800-WWC-TIKS (992-8457) or by visiting the stadium ticket office of five of the six venues during normal business hours. For the match dates at RFK Stadium, fans must call 202-432-SEAT (7328) or 1-800-551-SEAT (7328), as the stadium ticket office will not be open. Tickets for groups of 50 or more are available by calling 312-528-1290. Tickets for the USA’s Group A showdown with North Korea on Sept. 28 in Columbus are limited to eight per customer. Tickets for the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 Final on Oct. 12 in Carson, Calif., are limited to six per customer.
— U.S. Roster Announcement FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003 —
WHO: U.S. Women’s National Team head coach April Heinrichs
WHAT: U.S. WNT Roster for FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003
WHEN: Tuesday, August 26
12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT at ussoccer.com