U.S. Women’s National Team Will Play September Friendlies Against Nigeria In Kansas City, Kansas And Washington, D.C.

USWNT Will Play at Children’s Mercy Park on Sept. 3 (Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET on FOX) Before Making First Trip to Audi Field on Sept. 6 (6 p.m. ET on ESPN2) for a Match Presented by Allstate

CHICAGO (July 13, 2022) – The U.S. Women’s National Team will kick off its fall schedule with two enticing matchups against perennial African champions Nigeria, the first on Sept. 3 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (Kickoff at 12:30 p.m. CT / 1:30 p.m. ET with coverage beginning at Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET on FOX) and the second on Sept. 6 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., presented by Allstate (6 p.m. ET on ESPN2).


Both matches will be played at home venues of National Women’s Soccer League teams in the Kansas City Current and reigning league champions Washington Spirit as well as Major League Soccer clubs Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United, respectively. These will be the first domestic matches for the USWNT since qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


The match in Kansas City also brings the USWNT back to the home area of Vlatko Andonovski for the second time since he became head coach at the end of 2019. It will be the sixth overall match at Children’s Mercy Park for the USWNT. Kansas City, Missouri was also recently named as one of 11 U.S. host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.


“First, I’m just excited to play two matches against Nigeria. They have some very talented players who will present a lot of different problems for us to solve on both sides of the ball,” said Andonovski. “Secondly, of course we’re looking forward to bringing the team back to one of the best soccer cities and best soccer stadiums in the United States in Kansas City, as well as getting to play our first game at Audi Field, which I’ve visited several times for NWSL games and is also a fantastic venue for our team to play in front of our home fans.”


The USA has played quite a few matches in our nation’s capital over the years, but all of them – 10 to be exact from 1995-2017 -- were at the venerable RFK Stadium which closed in 2019 and will at some point be demolished. This will be the first-ever game for the U.S. Women at Washington D.C.’s long-desired soccer specific stadium which D.C. United opened in the summer of 2018. The Washington Spirit, which won the 2021 NWSL title, had seven players named to the roster for the 2022 Concacaf W Championship which is currently being held in Mexico.


Nigeria, which is led by an American, long-time college coach Randy Waldrum, is currently competing in the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations, a 12-team tournament that will send its top four finishers to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Nigeria plays Cameroon on July 14 in Casablanca, Morocco, in the quarterfinal round for a berth to the World Cup. The Super Falcons are 11-time African champions and by far the most successful women’s soccer nation from the continent. Nigeria has participated in all eight FIFA Women’s World Cups that have been contested.

The U.S. qualified for its ninth consecutive World Cup on July 7 following its second group stage match at the Concacaf W Championship, becoming the 12th team and the first nation from Concacaf to qualify for Australia and New Zealand.



Presales for the matches will begin on Monday, July 25 with the public sale beginning on Monday, August 1. Dependent on remaining ticket availability, groups of 20 or more can order at ussoccer.com starting Tuesday, August 2.


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Sales Schedule

Presale Date & Start Time

Circle Insiders Presale (Circle Insiders)

Monday, July 25 | 10 a.m. ET

VIP Insiders Presale(VIP Insiders)

Tuesday, July 26 | 10 a.m. ET

Premium Insiders Presale(Premium & Premium Family Insiders)

Wednesday, July 27 | 10 a.m. ET

Standard Insiders Presale(Standard Insiders)

Friday, July 29 | 10 a.m. ET

Visa Presale(Visa cardholders only)

Sunday, July 31 | 10 a.m. ET

Public Sale

Monday, August 1 | 10 a.m. ET



As the official payment technology sponsor of U.S. Soccer, Visa® has made special arrangements for Visa cardholders to participate in an advance sale of tickets. These advance sales will take place from Sunday, July 31 at 10 a.m. ET to Monday, August 1 at 8 a.m. ET through the purchase links at ussoccer.com. As the preferred card of U.S. Soccer, Visa will be the only payment method accepted during the Visa presale. Terms and conditions apply.



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Additional Notes:

  • The USA last played Nigeria on June 16, 2021, at Q2 Stadium in the first-ever match at the state-of-the-art new soccer specific venue in Austin, Texas. The USA won 2-0 on goals from Christen Press and Lynn Williams in front of a capacity crowd.
  • The USA is 6-0-0 all-time against Nigeria and the first five of those games came at world championship tournaments, four at the World Cup and one at the Olympics. Until teams met in the friendly match in Austin, every meeting had been in a World Cup or Olympic match, so these two games will mark just the second and third friendly games between the teams.
  • The first-ever meeting was in group play at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a match in which the Super Falcons took a very early 1-0 lead before the Americans stormed back with seven unanswered goals.
  • Once the U.S. Women play at Audi Field, it will mark the 18th soccer specific stadium built for Major League Soccer in the USA at which the team has played. The only two soccer specific stadiums in the United States at which the USWNT has not played are DRV PNK Stadium in Miami and the newly opened Goedis Park in Nashville.
  • The USA’s most recent match at Children’s Mercy Park was a 0-0 draw with South Korea on Oct. 21, 2021, in front of a sold-out crowd.

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