Dear media member,
The U.S. Women's National Team will continue its preparations for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup with a friendly match on May 12 vs. Canada at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas. Kickoff for the game is 6:30 p.m. CT and Fox Soccer Channel will broadcast the game live.
For the match vs. Canada, the U.S. women will wear a pink jerseys in support of breast cancer awareness and research, an especially appropriate tribute with the match taking place on Mother’s Day weekend. This will be the first time the U.S. women have ever worn a special edition jersey.
Feel free to contact U.S. Soccer (information below) if you have any questions or need any assistance.
U.S. Soccer Communications
Media Information - U.S. WNT vs. Canada - International Friendly
Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, Texas - May 12, 2007 - 6:30 p.m. CT - Fox Soccer Channel
Application: Please contact David Applegate at 312-528-1307
Pickup: Media that have been approved for credentials can pick up passes the U.S. WNT training sessions on Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11. For those unable to pick up credentials in advance, media will call opens at 4:30 p.m. CT at the north ticket windows at Pizza Hut Park. Credentials will be required for both training sessions and the match. Media seeking credentials should contact David Applegate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking: A limited number of parking passes can be picked up at the U.S. WNT training sessions on Thursday and Friday.
Phone/Internet Access: There will be wireless internet access available in the main press box, as well as a limited number of pool phone lines for the media to share.
Training: The U.S. will train on Thursday, May 10, at 12:30 p.m. on Field 4 and on Friday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the main stadium. All training sessions are open to the media in their entirety. The team will be available for interviews following the sessions. Availability on May 9 is still TBD.
Game Day: There will not be any interviews on the day of the game until post-game. Greg Ryan and select players will be available for interviews on the field near the stage following the game.
Canada Training: Canada will be training at Pizza Hut Park on Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. CT. Other sessions may be scheduled. Contact David Applegate for more information.
Frisco, Texas – May 9-12, 2007
-- Tentative & Subject to Change --
-- All Times are Local (CT); For planning purposes only, not for public release --
Wednesday, May 9
TBA (there will be afternoon availability)
Thursday, May 10
12:30 p.m. U.S. WNT Training at Pizza Hut Park - Field 4 -- OPEN to Media
Friday, May 11
12:30 p.m. U.S. WNT Training at Pizza Hut Park - Stadium -- OPEN to Media
5 p.m. Canada WNT Training at Pizza Hut Park - Stadium
Saturday, May 12
4:30 p.m. Media Will Call Opens at Pizza Hut Park
6:30 p.m. U.S. WNT vs. Canada
U.S. Soccer Contact Info:
Aaron Heifetz (Interview Requests)
Phone: 310-630-2287 / Mobile: 619-602-0966
David Applegate (Credentials)
Phone: 312-528-1307 / Mobile: 773-354-3968