WNT to Play China PR in Glendale, Arizona on Dec. 13 in Second-to-Last Match of Victory Tour

First of Two December Matches with China Will Bring World Champions to University of Phoenix Stadium
Julie Johnston
Julie Johnston

CHICAGO (Oct. 21, 2015) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will face China PR on Dec. 13 in Glendale, Ariz., as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions will play their second-to-last match of the Victory Tour at University of Phoenix Stadium. Kickoff is 5 p.m. MT and the match will be shown on ESPN2 and WatchESPN. 

The event will be a rematch of the 2015 Women’s World Cup quarterfinal on June 26 that the Americans won 1-0 in Ottawa, Canada, on a goal from Carli Lloyd. 

Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m. Arizona Time (11 a.m. MDT) through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Phoenix area (including Fry’s Marketplace), as well as the University of Phoenix Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)  Groups of 20 or more can order at ussoccer.com. 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. 

With the match in Arizona confirmed, all four of the USA’s December games, to be played during an 11-day span, are now set.

The trip to conclude the 10-match Victory Tour celebrating the USA’s title this summer in Canada starts with the WNT at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu to face Trinidad & Tobago on Dec. 6 (3 p.m. local/8 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO [TICKETS]) followed by a rematch against the Soca Princesses on Dec. 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio (8 p.m. CT on ESPN2 and WatchESPN [TICKETS]). 

After the game in the Phoenix area, the USA will finish the tour against China at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Dec. 16 (7 p.m. CT on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO). 

The USA will be making its third visit to University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, after playing there in November of 2011 (1-1 tie with Sweden) and December of 2012 (2-0 win vs. Ireland). The match in Glendale marks a homecoming for U.S. defender Julie Johnston, who was named to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup All-Star Team. She hails from nearby Mesa, Ariz. 

Next up for the USA are two games in October against Brazil, the first presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Wednesday, Oct. 21 (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and WatchESPN [TICKETS]), and the second on Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Orlando Citrus Bowl in Central Florida (2:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1/FOX Sports GO [TICKETS]). 




Kickoff / TV


Oct. 21


7 p.m. PT / ESPN2, WatchESPN

CenturyLink Field; Seattle

Oct. 25


2:30 p.m. ET / FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO

Orlando Citrus Bowl; Orlando, Fla.

Dec. 6


3 p.m. HST (8 p.m. ET) / FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO

Aloha Stadium; Honolulu

Dec. 10


8 p.m. CT / ESPN2, WatchESPN

Alamodome; San Antonio

Dec. 13

China PR

5 p.m. MT / ESPN2, WatchESPN

University of Phoenix Stadium; Glendale, Ariz.

Dec. 16

China PR

7 p.m. CT / FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports GO

Mercedes-Benz Superdome; New Orleans

Additional Notes:

  • China has been one of the most frequent opponents in U.S. history. The U.S. has played China 54 times, more than any country besides Canada.
  • Since 1991 -- a span of 24 years -- the U.S. and China have failed to play a match in a calendar year only five times.
  • The USA is 33-8-13 all-time vs. China, the most recent meeting being the 1-0 victory at the 2015 Women’s World Cup.