CHICAGO (Aug. 11, 2014) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will play Mexico on Sept. 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, just south of Salt Lake City. The match will be the first of a two-game set that also includes the previously-announced encounter on Sept. 18 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN).
The two games will be the final warm-ups for both teams before the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship to be held in the United States in Kansas City, Kansas; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; and Philadelphia. The tournament will qualify the top three finishers directly to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, while the fourth-place team will enter a two-game playoff against a team from South America.
Tickets for USA-Mexico in Utah go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 15, at 10 a.m. MT through ussoccer.com, by phone at 801-727-2700 (Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and at the Rio Tinto Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at ussoccer.com or call 312-528-1290.
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.
As a sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa is pleased to offer all Visa cardholders access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public. This advance sale starts Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. MT and runs until Friday, Aug. 15, at 8 a.m. at ussoccer.com. Visa will be the only payment method accepted through the Visa presale and is the preferred card of U.S. Soccer. Terms and conditions apply.
- The matches will be the 29th and 30th for the USA all-time against Mexico.
- Mexico will be attempting to qualify for its third Women’s World Cup after participating in 1999 and 2011.
- The USA holds an all-time record of 26-1-1 against Mexico, with the one loss coming famously during the semifinal of the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in Cancun, Mexico, forcing the USA into a playoff with Italy for a berth to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- The match at Rio Tinto Stadium will elicit memories of the U.S. WNT’s own “Snow Clasico.” The first appearance for the U.S. Women at Rio Tinto was a 1-0 victory against Mexico on March 31, 2010, in a match that was played in a snowstorm on a field covered with ankle-deep snow. It was Alex Morgan’s first senior team cap. A handful of U.S. players celebrated the lone goal by making snow angels near the corner flag.
- The USA’s next and most recent match at Rio Tinto came on June 30, 2012, with the Americans downing Canada, 2-1. A group of players celebrated the Amy Rodriguez game-winning goal with “grass angels” on a sun-splashed afternoon.