United States announce friendly against Nigeria

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United States Soccer Federation has announced the USA women’s national team will host Nigeria in a two-legged friendly in September.

According goal.com, the first game will be played on September 3 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, while the second encounter will be held three days later at the Audi Field in Washington.

The US will use the game to step up their preparations for the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup billed for Australia and New Zealand.

A statement from USSF website read, “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, and the second on Sept. 6 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C.

“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 Super Falcons suffered a 2-0 defeat to the reigning world champions last time out on June 17, 2021, with Christen Press and Lynn Williams getting the goals for the Stars and Stripes.

Meanwhile, US coach Andonovski is looking forward to the fixture against the nine-time African queens as they look forward to defending their world title next year.

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