Red Bull Arena To Host Final USWNT World Cup Prep Match

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Megan Rapinoe. Photo: U.S. Soccer

The U.S. Women’s National Team will play its final match before the 2019 World Cup At Red Bull Arena over Memorial Day weekend.

As the defending world champions make last-minute preparations for the trip to France, the U.S. will take on Mexico on May 26. Kickoff is at 12 p.m.

Prior to the 2015 World Cup in Canada, the Americans also played its final match prior to the tournament at the Harrison, NJ, stadium. That match ended in a scoreless draw vs. the Korea Republic.

Red Bull ArenaThe Red Bull Arena match is the final match in a 10-game series that runs from January through May. In addition to Mexico, the U.S. will face France, Spain, Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Belgium and South Africa. Matches will be played in Europe and at several locations across the United States.

The opponent for the May 16 match at Busch Stadium in St. Louis has yet to be determined.

“This schedule checks a lot of important boxes in our preparation for the World Cup,” said Jill Ellis, U.S. head coach. “We’ll get to experience a variety of teams in regard to their strengths and styles of play and almost all of the countries will be in their World Cup preparation as well.”

Ellis noted the team is playing tough games in Europe against France and Spain and against quality opponents in the U.S.

“It will go fast, but these games will be a major factor in pushing us to be at our peak once we arrive in France next summer,” Ellis said.

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Crystal Dunn. Photo: U.S. Soccer

New York Red Bulls 2019 Red Members will have pre-sale access beginning on Wednesday, December 12, at 10 a.m. Details for the pre-sale will be communicated directly to Red Members.

Tickets for all domestic matches will go on sale to the public Thursday, December 13, through ussoccer.com at 10 a.m. local time for that venue. As of Monday, December 10, U.S. Soccer members will have pre-sale access to tickets. Click here to join U.S. Soccer Membership.