China set to play U.S. women in Philly in May

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 - The U.S. women’s national team will play China at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., in an exhibition game on May 27. The No. 1 ranked U.S. team will use the game as preparation for this summer’s London Olympics. 

The team will be playing China for the first time since it won 2-0 to take the title at the Four Nations Tournament in Chongqing, China, on goals from Carli Lloyd and Amy Rodriguez in January last year. 

The Americans are is currently in Japan for the Women’s Kirin Challenge Cup and will play the first of two matches when it faces the hosts on April 1 at Yurtec Stadium in Sendai at 7:30 p.m. local time (6:30 a.m. ET). Two days later, the U.S. will take on Brazil in Chiba at 8 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET).  

Tickets starting at $22 go on sale to the public Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. ET through, by phone at 1-800-298-4200 and at the PPL Park ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Groups of 20 or more can obtain an order form at or call 312-528-1290.


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John Haydon has covered soccer for The Washington Times for two decades. He has reported on international soccer events in Germany, South Korea and Spain. John hails from Birmingham, England and has lived in the Washington D.C. region for over twenty years.  

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