Colorado soccer fans rejoice! The United States Women’s National Team will be paying Dick Sporting Goods Park a visit in a friendly match against Japan on June 2.
“We are honored to entertain the USWNT here at Dick’s Sporting’s Good Park,” said Tim Hinchey, President of Colorado Rapids. “They thrilled the entire nation with their victory at the World Cup last year and hosting a repeat of the final makes us truly proud. We are looking forward to a great game.”
Japan and the U.S have faced off three times in the world’s largest competitions in women’s soccer. The USA is two for three in those big matches, with Japan winning the 2011 World Cup, and the USA winning the 2015 World Cup and the gold medal in their Olympic match in 2012.
The USWNT is the most dominant national team in soccer. Women’s soccer has only been in the Olympics since 1996, and in that time the USWNT has only failed to take home the gold medal once. That’s four gold medals and one silver medal. They’ve also won three Women’s World Cups, and have never finished lower than third.
Though this is just a friendly match, with the history between these two teams, they will probably put on a great show, and who could resist seeing a match between last year’s two best women’s soccer teams in the world?
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 6, at 10 a.m. through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-866-461-6556, at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park ticket office and the Pepsi Center box office. Purchases will be limited to eight tickets per transaction.