“This schedule checks a lot of important boxes in our preparation for the World Cup. 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,” U.S. coach Jill Ellis said in a statement Thursday.
The U.S. will learn its opponents for the group stage of the World Cup on Saturday when the draw is held in Paris.
The schedule, including date, opponent, tournament (if applicable), arena and city:
Jan. 19, France, Stade Oceane, Le Havre, France.
Jan. 22, Spain, Estadio Jose Rico Perez, Alicante, Spain.
Feb. 27, Japan, SheBelieves Cup, Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania.
March 2, England, SheBelieves Cup, Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee.
March 5, Brazil, SheBelieves Cup, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida.
April 4, Australia, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colorado.
April 7, Belgium, Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, California.
May 12, South Africa, Send-Off Series, Levi’s Stadium; Santa Clara, California.
May 16, to be determined, Send-Off Series, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri.
May 26, Mexico, Send-Off Series, Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey.
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