Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
U.S. women to play Russia for first time since 2002
January 6th, 2014 6:12PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  russia, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[DATEBOOK] The U.S. women's national team will follow up on its game Jan. 31 against Canada in Frisco, Texas, with a game Feb. 8 against Russia at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. Tom Sermanni's team will travel from Frisco to South Florida in preparation for the match.

The USA has not played Russia since 2002, winning, 5-1, in a match played in Uniondale, N.Y. It has an all-time 5-0-1 record against Russia.

The Russians took part in the 2013 European Women's Championship, losing to France before tying England and Spain, but their 2015 Women's World Cup qualifying campaign began disastrously with a 9-0 loss at Germany. They beat Slovakia, 2-0, in their only other match.

"It's always a positive to play countries that we maybe haven't seen that often," said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni in a statement. "The Russians have some talented players and with eight European countries qualifying for the next Women's World Cup, every country in that tournament is going to have to navigate some very difficult European opponents."


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Klinsmann: 'This is about proving a point'    
The countdown to the Oct. 10 winner-take-all match against Mexico at the Rose Bowl began in ...
Video Pick: A well-hit own goal from Holland     
PSV's Jeffrey Bruma gave the keeper no chance when he met a cross from the right ...
MLS Weekend: Bottom feeders finish on top    
There is a big gap between MLS's two conferences -- the Western Conference is plus-14 in ...
Video Pick: How Johannsson scored his first Bundesliga goal    
U.S. national team forward Aron Johannsson, who joined Werder Bremen this season from Dutch club AZ ...
Crowd Count: Seattle draws 64,358 fans, tops in MLS    
The crowd of 64,358 for Sunday's Seattle-Vancouver match at CenturyLink Field was the the largest of ...
U.S. national team vets coming and going    
U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann named the initial squad of 23 players who will ...
Klopas is first MLS coach to be fired this season    
Hours after Saturday's 2-1 loss to Toronto FC -- its third straight defeat -- the Montreal ...
Herzog names U.S. U-23 squad for England game     
U.S. U-23 national team coach Andi Herzog has named a 24-player squad for a Aug. 30-Sept. ...
No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad    
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under ...
USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets    
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives