USWNT sets October matches in Utah, Minnesota
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Women's National Team will play two games against Switzerland, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.
The U.S. and Swiss will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (ESPN2) and 12:45 p.m. CT Oct. 23 at U.S. Bank Stadium (FS1).
The matches will be the first for the U.S. after the NWSL season, which concludes with the championship game in Houston Oct. 9.
The USA has defeated Switzerland in two previous meetings; a 4-1 win in Cary, N.C., Aug. 20, 2014, and a 3-0 victory at the Algarve Cup in Portugal March 6, 2015.
Switzerland leads its qualifying group for the 2017 UEFA Women's Euro with a 6-0-0 record.
The USA (16-0-3 this year) will face Thailand at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 (ESPN2) and the Netherlands in Atlanta at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 (FS1).
The U.S. has a 3-0-0 win at Rio Tinto Stadium. The USA also played at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City in 2003, a 5-0 win vs. Ireland.
The match at U.S. Bank Stadium will be the first for a U.S. national team at the facility. The fixed-roof stadium opened July 22. The USWNT has played 14 matches in Blaine, Minn., tied with Portland, Ore., for the city that has hosted the most USWNT matches.
Switzerland failed to make it out of Group C at the 2015 Women's World Cup, losing, 1-0, to Japan and defeating Ecuador, 10-1, and falling, 2-1, to Cameroon.