USWNT to face Mexico in September friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium

USWNT to face Mexico in September friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium

U.S. Women's National Team

USWNT to face Mexico in September friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium

Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe

By RYAN TOLMICH

For the third time in team history, the U.S. Women’s National Team will take the field at Rio Tinto Stadium.

U.S. Soccer announced Monday that the Salt Lake City area will play host to a clash between the U.S. and Mexico on September 13. The matchup will be the first of a two-part series, with the two teams also scheduled to face off September 18 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.

The pair of games will serve as the final warm-ups for the two teams as they head towards the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, in which the top three teams will automatically qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

The September clash will mark the first USWNT visit to the home of Real Salt Lake since a June 30, 2012 victory over Canada. The U.S. also boast a previous victory over Mexico at the venue, having knocked off their North American rivals 1-0 on March 31, 2010 in what was forward Alex Morgan’s first senior cap.

The U.S. holds a 26-1-1 record over their neighbors to the south, with the lone Mexico victory coming in the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in Cancun, Mexico.

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