The N.C. Football Club will host the No. 1-ranked U.S. Women’s National Team’s match against Korea Republic in Cary this fall.
The match will be played at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.
“North Carolina Football Club, in coordination with the Town of Cary, is thrilled to host the U.S. Women’s National Team vs. Korea Republic game here at Sahlen’s Stadium,” said Curt Johnson, club president and general manager. “With several NC Courage players in the USWNT player pool, our fans will be able to see their favorite players represent their country in their favorite NWSL team’s home stadium. We expect this match to sell out quickly and we encourage our fans to secure their tickets early.”
The U.S. Women’s National Team returns to WakeMed Soccer Park for the first time since 2014, when it defeated Switzerland in a 4-1 match on Aug. 20, 2014.
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This year, NC Courage midfielder Samantha Mewis and forward Lynn Williams, along with defenders Abby Dahlkemper and Taylor Smith, have seen time with the National Team. Most recently, they all earned caps during the Tournament of Nations, with Smith earning her first cap and recording her first assists, while Mewis tallied a goal against Brazil on July 30.
Tickets to the game go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday at ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Purchases will be limited to six tickets per household and will not be sold at the stadium ticket office except on the day of the event, if any remain.
Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other benefits) are also available for both games exclusively through ussoccer.com.
Before tickets go one sale, the club will offer special ticket packages that include a ticket to the match and a flex voucher good for any remaining 2017 regular-season N.C. Courage or N.C. FC game. The packages will be available to club members at 9 a.m. Wednesday, two days before general ticket sales begin. The packages are $45 each. Club members have 24 hours to purchase the package before it will be available to the public at 9 a.m. Thursday.
The USA team last faced Korea Republic on May 30, 2015, drawing 0-0 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., in what was the last match before the historic run to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup title.
“To play a highly technical and organized team like South Korea will give us more quality matches in 2017,” said U.S. head coach Jill Ellis. “They are consistently pushing the top teams in Asia and these games, right at the end of the NWSL season, will be a great window to get the team back together before our final FIFA dates in November.”