The US women’s national soccer team will be coming to Pittsubrgh this summer for the first time in over a decade. The American team, currently in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup, will host Costa Rica in an international friendly at Heinz Field on August 16.
The US women’s team hasn’t played in Pittsburgh since defeating Iceland 3-0 in 2004 in their only other appearance at Heinz Field. The match will be the first appearance for the team following the World Cup.
Tickets for the game, which will start at 1:30 p.m., will go on sale through Ticketmaster ticket centers, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at ussoccer.com on Wednesday, July 1 at noon. The game will also be televised on Fox Sports 1.
The Americans, meanwhile, will play China in the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup on Friday at 7:00 p.m. Costa Rica was eliminated in the group stage of the tournament. The teams last met in the final of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, which the Americans won, 6-0.
The game will be a homecoming for defender Meghan Klingenberg of Gibsonia, Pa. Klingenberg has played every minute of the World Cup for the U.S., and has been part of a dominant back line that has only allowed one goal through four matches.
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