U.S. Women announce second friendly against Scotland; set for Feb. 13 in Nashville
CHICAGO – The U.S. Women’s National Team will make a two-game tour of the southeast to open 2013 as a second U.S. WNT match against Scotland has been added on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn., the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.
The kickoff time and broadcast information will be released at a later date. U.S. Soccer is celebrating its 100-year Anniversary in 2013 and will host a number of commemorative events throughout the year.
The USA will play its first match of 2013 on Feb. 9 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. That match will kick off at 5 p.m. ET. The two-game set against Scotland will be the first official games for new U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni and they will come against the country of his birth.
The Feb. 13 match will mark just the fourth for the USWNT in the state of Tennessee. The USA played two games against Sweden in Chattanooga in 1997 (one of them a closed-door contest) and faced Canada at LP Field (when it was named The Coliseum) on July 2, 2004, in one of the final matches before the 2004 Olympics in Greece.
The USA has played Scotland in an official match just one time in its history. Scotland visited Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, in September 2002 in what turned out to be an 8-2 victory for the Americans. Scotland barely missed out on a berth in the 2013 European Championships, coming seconds away from qualifying before giving up a goal in stoppage time of overtime to Spain in the second leg of a two-game playoff.
The U.S. WNT finished 2012 with a record of 28-1-3 and will finish the year at No. 1 in the FIFA Women’s World Rankings.
Tickets to the Nashville match go on sale to the public Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m. ET through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Central Tennessee. Cardholders of a credit card which is a leading U.S. Soccer sponsor will have access to an advance ticket sale for this match before the sale to the general public, starting Thursday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. ET and running until Friday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. ET at ussoccer.com.