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USWNT to play pair of friendlies against Russia

Photo by Brad Rempel/USA Today Sports

Photo by Brad Rempel/USA Today Sports

Deep in the heart of Texas, the U.S. Women’s National Team will play Russia in a pair of friendlies in early April.

The defending World Cup champions will take on the Russia Women’s National Team in two international friendlies, one in Frisco, the second in Houston, U.S. Soccer announced on Friday. Using the stadiums of FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo, the USWNT will follow-up the SheBelieves Cup in March against Germany, England, and France, with the pair of matches against a Russian team ranked 23rd in the world.

The first match will be played at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on April 6. The nightcap will kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be featured on FS1. The second will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston on April 9, with an afternoon kickoff of 2:00 p.m. ET and will be live on ESPN.

The USWNT has been out of play since the team’s two decisive victories over Romania in November. Since then, several stars of the team have moved to new clubs abroad, including Alex Morgan to Olympique Lyon, Carli Lloyd to Manchester City, and Crystal Dunn to Chelsea.

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