In just 12 days, Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo, and their U.S. teammates will make their way to CenturyLink Field to face Brazil in a World Cup Victory Tour match. In case you haven't already snagged tickets for the 7 p.m. game, there are still seats available. You can find them at ussoccer.com.
This will be the fifth match in the 10-game Victory Tour. Why the U.S. opted to play so many matches, and hold four of them during the NWSL season, remains a mystery. But the games have been well attended — including a few sellouts — and the U.S. hopes to maintain the fan attention through the Olympics next year.
In their first four matches, the U.S. easily defeated Costa Rica and Haiti, facing both teams in back-to-back matches. Those attending this friendly in Seattle should expect a more competitive match. Brazil is ranked seventh in the world by FIFA, and their traveling squad includes forward Marta, one of the best in the women's game. Marta's club team, FC Rosengard, has a gap in play between October 18 and November 1.
If attending the match wasn't enough for you, fans are also invited to attend the U.S. Women's National Team public training session on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The training will take place at CenturyLink Field starting at 5 p.m. PT, and no ticket or admission fee is required to get in. The Southwest and Northwest gates will open at 4:30 p.m.
Anyone with at least a Star Club membership with the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club can receive field-level access at the training session. A Star Club membership is $55 for the year and can be purchased at ussoccer.com/supporters. To take advantage of field-level access, you'll need to get your membership and RSVP by 12 p.m. PT on Monday, Oct 19.