U.S. Women's National Team Coming to Kansas City for Friendly Against Nigeria in September Kansas City Current

U.S. Women's National Team Coming to Kansas City for Friendly Against Nigeria in September

The U.S. Women’s National Team will kick off its fall schedule with two enticing matchups against perennial African champions Nigeria, with the first match being played Sept. 3 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas at 12:30 p.m. CT (coverage beginning at 12 p.m. CT on FOX, WDAF-TV).

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“Hosting the U.S. National Team in the Soccer Capital of America is always exciting,” said Kansas City Current President Allison Howard. “We look forward to hosting them, along with the Super Falcons, and showing the world how the Midwest gets behind the beautiful game.”

The match in Kansas City brings the USWNT back to the home area of Vlatko Andonovski for the second time since being named head coach at the end of 2019. It will be the sixth overall match at Children’s Mercy Park for the USWNT. Kansas City, Missouri was also recently named as one of 11 U.S. host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

“First, I’m just excited to play two matches against Nigeria. They have some very talented players who will present a lot of different problems for us to solve on both sides of the ball,” said Andonovski. “Secondly, of course we’re looking forward to bringing the team back to one of the best soccer cities and best soccer stadiums in the United States in Kansas City.”

Nigeria, which is led by an American, long-time college coach Randy Waldrum, is currently competing in the 2022 African Women’s Cup of Nations, a 12-team tournament that will send its top four finishers to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Super Falcons are 11-time African champions and by far the most successful women’s soccer nation from the continent. Nigeria has participated in all eight FIFA Women’s World Cups that have been contested.

The U.S. qualified for its ninth consecutive World Cup on July 7 following its second group stage match at the Concacaf W Championship, becoming the 12th team and the first nation from Concacaf to qualify for Australia and New Zealand.

TICKETS

Presales for the matches will begin on Monday, July 25 with the public sale beginning on Monday, August 1. Kansas City Current Season Ticket Members will have early access to purchase tickets on Friday, July 29.

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 circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

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