StubHub Center selected to host Tournament of Nations doubleheader finale on Aug. 3, featuring USWNT

May 10, 2017

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CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, May 10, 2017) – U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Women’s National Team have chosen StubHub Center to host the Tournament of Nations finale, an elite four-team tournament that will see the United States, Australia, Brazil, and Japan women’s national teams square off in doubleheaders from July 27 – Aug. 3 taking place at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego and StubHub Center, in Carson, Calif. On Thursday, Aug. 3 at StubHub Center, the Tournament of Nations doubleheader finale will see Australia take on Brazil (4:15 p.m. PT) and the USA face Japan (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2).

“We are very excited that U.S. Soccer has chosen StubHub Center for the Tournament of Nations finale,” said StubHub Center General Manager Katie Pandolfo. “We’ve played host to some incredible U.S. Women’s National Team matches in the past, and we’re looking forward to bringing them back this year.”

After hosting the SheBelieves Cup last March, the USA will once again welcome three of the world’s top women’s teams for a round-robin tournament that features three doubleheaders. The USA is currently ranked second in the world, Japan is tied for sixth, Australia is eighth and Brazil is ninth.

“It’s fantastic to play another tournament at home against some of the world’s best teams in a year after the world championship cycle, and it shows U.S. Soccer’s continuing dedication to growing the women’s game,” said U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis. “These are three talented teams that we haven’t played in a while so we’re looking forward to a summer tournament that will be extremely challenging and valuable for our players and entertaining for the fans.”

The USA will return to StubHub Center just under eight months since the last visit. The most recent match at SHC was a 5-0 win vs. Romania on Nov. 13, 2016. The U.S. Women are familiar to the Southern California area, having played 21 matches in the region, 11 of them at StubHub Center, where the team has gone 11-0-0, scoring 42 goals and allowing just three.

The USA last played Japan in a pair of friendlies in June of 2016, getting goals from Alexa Morgan (2) and Lindsey Horan in a 3-3 draw in Commerce City, Colorado, as Japan scored the equalizer in stoppage time, and winning 2-0 in Cleveland, Ohio, on goals from Julie Johnston and Alex Morgan. Those were the first matches between the teams since the historic 2015 Women’s World Cup Final. The USA has a record of 27-1-6 against Japan with just 11 of those games having taken place on U.S. soil. The USA is 7-0-4 against Japan in the United States.

By bringing these three elite women’s soccer nations to the United States, the tournament continues to shine a spotlight on the growing competitive stature of the women’s game and its ability to create connections across geography and culture. This tournament will celebrate some of the world’s premier women’s soccer players, many of whom compete in the NWSL, as it emphasizes a sense of worldliness and diversity among fans of the teams and the sport while facilitating global connections and respect both on and off the pitch.

Tickets for the doubleheader at StubHub Center go on sale to the public Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. PT through ussoccer.com. Fans looking to purchase by phone should dial 1-888-929-7849 for the doubleheader in the Los Angeles area. Tickets are also available at the StubHub Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). To receive notifications directly and for early ticket access, join U.S. Soccer’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

U.S. Soccer is planning on hosting this tournament every summer during the years that do not feature a World Cup or Olympic Games. Next year’s tournament will feature the same four teams.

 

The competition tournament format is same as the SheBelieves Cup with the four teams each participating in three doubleheader events at three different venues over an eight-day period. The match days will see Brazil open against Japan on Thursday, July 27 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (4:15 p.m. PT), followed by the USA against Australia (7 p.m. PT on ESPN). All the teams will then travel to down to San Diego where Japan will face Australia on Sunday, July 30 (2:15 p.m. PT) followed by the USA taking on Brazil (5 p.m. ET on ESPN2) at Qualcomm Stadium. The tournament will finish on Thursday, August 3, at StubHub Center at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center as Australia takes on Brazil (4:15 p.m. PT) and the USA faces Japan (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2).

The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by most total tournament goals scored, then head-to-head result and lastly, FIFA Ranking if necessary.

Additionally, U.S. Soccer will offer a four-day Girls’ Fantasy Camp around the match in Carson, running from August 1-4. The camp is open to girls born in 2003, 2004 and 2005. This exclusive opportunity includes training sessions with former Women’s National Team stars at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center, behind-the-scenes access, on-field match tickets, a pre-game stadium tour and field-level access to watch warm-ups, U.S. Soccer training apparel and jersey, hotel accommodations, an honorary one-year membership in the Supporters Circle of the Development Fund, meals and more. The Fantasy Camp is a fundraiser to support the U.S. Soccer Development Fund and includes a special tax-deductible donation. For more information and to register, visit the U.S. Soccer Fantasy Camps web page or contact [email protected].

For the full 2017 Tournament of Nations schedule, see below.

Date

Matches

Stadium

City

Kickoff

TV

July 27

Brazil vs. Japan

CenturyLink Field

Seattle, Wash.

4:15 p.m. PT

 

July 27

USA vs. Australia

CenturyLink Field

Seattle, Wash.

7 p.m. PT

ESPN

July 30

Japan vs. Australia

Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego, Calif.

2:15 p.m. PT

 

July 30

USA vs. Brazil

Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego, Calif.

5 p.m. PT 

ESPN2

Aug. 3

Australia vs. Brazil

StubHub Center

Carson, Calif.

4:15 p.m. PT

 

Aug. 3

USA vs. Japan

StubHub Center

Carson, Calif.

7 p.m. PT

ESPN2

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