U.S. Women’s Soccer team coming to Chattanooga for game vs Costa Rica


 

unnamed-5-1-300x169 WOMEN'S ALERT: U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM COMING TO CHATTANOOGA FOR GAME VS COSTA RICA

 

 

 

 

 

ayofW5MaVHf4Ca2ejCUwjhQDGl3-fM9Y4NttwruE19-7GdP_jbST-EKm7IQDweCboFx7qYRgAq79XfR8XuIMYjShcP4jCCk5=s0-d WOMEN'S ALERT: U.S. WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM COMING TO CHATTANOOGA FOR GAME VS COSTA RICA

 

 

 

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) –Following the World Cup tournament in Canada this summer, the U.S. Women’s National Team will play a game versus Costa Rica at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga. The game, called an international friendly, will be played Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2. Tickets go on sale to the public Wednesday, July 1, at 12 p.m. ET through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

The U.S. WNT is currently in the quarterfinals of the World Cup with a game versus China on Friday in Ottawa, Canada. If they win that game and the semifinal game, USA will play in the World Cup final on Sunday, July 5.

Costa Rica is out of the World Cup after losing to Brazil and tying Korea and Spain.

The last time the U.S. WNT was in Chattanooga was 1997 when it played Sweden in front of more than 13,000 fans. At the time that was the largest crowd to ever watch a soccer game in the state of Tennessee. That game followed the gold medal in the 1996 Olympics but was two years before USA won the 1999 World Cup. The USA won 3-1 over Sweden with goals from soccer legends Tisha Venturini, Kristine Lilly, and Michelle Akers. Mia Hamm and Brandy Chastain were also on the team that came to Chattanooga.

Finley Stadium is home to Chattanooga FC soccer team which is a member of the National Premier Soccer League. The NPSL is sanctioned by the USASA as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and FIFA.

When asked how many fans to expect at the game, CFC general manager Sean McDaniel said, “How many fans will Finley Stadium hold?”
“This game is just the beginning of a long-term relationship with US Soccer, McDaniel added. “We’re planning to bring many more international matches to Chattanooga in the coming years.”
Finley Stadium holds 20,668 and organizers expect fans from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and other parts of the region to attend. Nashville is expected to set the attendance record with U.S. Men’s National Team game on July 3 versus Guatemala. More than 25,000 tickets are already sold for that game on Friday, July 3.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *