US Women’s Soccer Team Will Host Australia in Birmingham on Sept. 20
The US Women's National Team will make its fourth stop on the post-World Cup victory tour in Birmingham to face Australia.
The 2015 FIFA World Cup champions announced Tuesday that they'll be hosting a game at historic Legion Field on Sunday, September 20 at 1:20 PM. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.
The friendly will be a rematch of the opening game from Group D of the World Cup this summer. In that matchup, the US beat Australia 3-1 behind two goals from Megan Rapinoe. The Matildas would eventually advance to the quarterfinals in Canada before losing to Japan.
Birmingham has a history of hosting USA soccer matches, although this will mark the first in seven years. The women's team played there in 2003, 2004 and most recently in 2008. The city was also one of four sites that hosted preliminary soccer matches for the 1996 Olympics.
Before the victory tour arrives in Birmingham, it will have already made three stops. The event starts with a game against Costa Rica on August 16 in Pittsburgh and August 19 in Chattanooga. The team will play the first of two games against Australia in Detroit on September 17.
Tickets will go on sale July 31 at 10 AM on ussoccer.com.