CHICAGO (May 15, 2014) – U.S. Soccer will host the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the upcoming 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The qualifying tournament will take place this October with the format, schedule, venues and ticket information to be announced at a later date.
The two finalists and the winner of the third-place match qualify directly for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. The fourth-place team will enter a playoff with a team from South America for a chance to earn a final berth.
The U.S. last hosted a Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament in 2006 in Miami and Carson, California. In 2002, the U.S. split hosting responsibilities with Canada with games played in Fullerton and Pasadena, California, Seattle, Washington and Victoria, Canada.
Before qualification begins for the U.S. WNT and new head coach Jill Ellis, the team will play two matches against France on June 14 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida [TICKETS], and June 19 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut [TICKETS]. Both matches kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ussoccer.com. Fans can also follow both games on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.