Aug 18, 2021

US Women's National Team to play in KC in October

Posted Aug 18, 2021 8:16 PM
<b>USWNT goalkeeper&nbsp; and Salina’s own Adrianna Franch.</b> Photo courtesy ISI Photos
USWNT goalkeeper  and Salina’s own Adrianna Franch. Photo courtesy ISI Photos

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The U.S. Women’s National Team will play two matches in September against Paraguay and two matches in October against Korea Republic to finish its 2021 domestic schedule, including in Kansas City on Oct. 21.

Both sets of matches will take place during their respective FIFA international match windows and will feature the players from the bronze-medal winning 2020 Olympic Team.

“The work never stops and every game we play has meaning,” said WNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski. “These games are important to welcome back our Olympic Team to play in front of our home fans, but they are also the first steps towards 2023 World Cup qualifying. We all know we have to be at the top of our game to win at the highest levels and the dedication of the entire group to that pursuit will never change.”

In October, the USA will come together in the home area of Vlatko Andonovski to take on Korea Republic on Oct. 21, at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. (7 p.m. CT on ESPN2 and TUDN) and then will travel to St. Paul, Minnesota to complete that two-game series at Allianz Field on Tuesday, Oct. 26 (6:30 p.m. CT pre-game on FS1 and 7 p.m. CT on TUDN).

The four games will be the final matches in a U.S. uniform for USWNT legend Carli Lloyd, who will play her Farewell Match on Oct. 26 in Minnesota. Lloyd is currently the second-most capped player in world soccer history with 312 games played for the USA and has scored 128 international goals, fourth in USWNT history. She needs two goals to tie Kristine Lilly for third all-time.

All the players and staffs will operate in monitored environments for the duration of the two-game series. Trainings and the matches will fall under the comprehensive U.S. Soccer Return to Play Protocols and Guidelines and in accordance with the Concacaf Return to Play Protocols. Everyone entering the controlled environment will be tested for COVID-19 before traveling, upon arrival and periodically thereafter.

Presales for the October matches vs. Korea Republic will begin on Sept. 7 with the public sale beginning on Sept. 15.

In accordance with the local health authorities, and in cooperation with each stadium, as well as the U.S. Soccer medical team, tickets for these matches will be available at near full capacity. Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact [email protected] for more information.

For the opportunity to buy tickets before the general public, fans should consider becoming U.S. Soccer Insiders. Membership is free for Standard Insiders. Learn more.

Presale Schedule for USA-Korea Republic in Kansas City (Oct. 21) and St. Paul (Oct. 26)

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 through the purchase links at As the preferred card of U.S. Soccer, Visa will be the only payment method accepted during the Visa presale. Terms and conditions apply.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. You assume all risks, hazards and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or a bacteria, virus or other pathogen capable of causing a communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against U.S. Soccer, FirstEnergy Stadium, TQL Stadium, Children’s Mercy Park, Allianz Field, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, other Event Providers and their affiliated companies relating to such risks.

Adequate spacing between player benches, tunnels and warmup areas has been arranged. U.S. Soccer will follow official local health guidelines for this event. Fans are encouraged not to bring in bags of any kind. All tickets will be mobile-only. There will be reserved seating only; general admission will not be allowed. All concession stands will be cashless to reduce points of contact. Ticket holders are subject to U.S. Soccer’s Ticketing Terms and Conditions and Fan Code of Conduct.

For fans wishing for a VIP experience around a USWNT match, U.S. Soccer will be hosting a Patrons Program in Kansas City from October 20 – 23. Patrons Programs are multi-day VIP travel packages, including premium match tickets, accommodations, exclusive behind-the-scenes access, ground transportation, gift packs, and more. U.S. Soccer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and proceeds from the program will support the U.S. Soccer Development Fund, helping build the next generation of world-class American players, coaches, referees and National Teams. Space is limited. Learn more or register to be a Patron now at this link.

Additional Notes:

●The USA has faced Korea Republic 13 times and has an all-time 10-0-3 record in the series.

●The most recent meetings with South Korea were in the final games for former head coach Jill Ellis and came after the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA won 2-0 in Charlotte, N.C. and drew 1-1 in Chicago in October of 2019.

●South Korea has qualified out of Asia for the past two Women’s World Cups and will be looking to book a place in Australia/New Zealand via the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup.

●Asia will get five berths into the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup along with host Australia. Asia will also get two spots in the 10-team playoff tournament which will produce the last three teams for the World Cup tournament.

●Co-host New Zealand will get the lone automatic berth from Oceania, which also gets one spot into the playoff tournament.

●The USWNT will be playing its fifth match at Children’s Mercy Park.