KC to host U.S. Women’s National Team on October 21 at Children’s Mercy Park


The U.S. Women’s National Team, winners of four FIFA World Cups and four Olympic Games, will travel to Kansas City to play Korea Republic at 7 p.m. CT on Oct. 21 at Children’s Mercy Park, U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday.

Tickets for the match will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on Sept. 15 via Sporting KC Season Ticket Members will have access to a pre-sale beginning at 10 a.m. CT on Sept. 13 and fans can sign up now to be notified when tickets go on sale.

The U.S. roster will feature the players from this summer’s bronze-medal winning Olympic Team, which includes captain Becky Sauerbrunn, KC NWSL goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and four of the top scorers in U.S. Soccer history with Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Christen Press and Megan Rapinoe.

Lloyd, the second-most capped player in the sport’s history with 312 games played in a U.S. uniform, announced her retirement this week and will conclude her international career with two U.S. Women’s National Team matches in October: Oct. 21 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. and Oct. 26 at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn.

“I’m so excited to have the U.S. Women’s National Team in Kansas City,” head coach Vlatko Andonovski said. “It’s such a great city. It’s going to be an incredible opportunity for the team to play in front of these fans. They create such a great atmosphere.”

Andonovoski, a Kansas City resident and graduate of Park University, won two NWSL championships in KC during his five seasons as head coach of FC Kansas City from 2013-2017 in addition to being a past player and coach for the Kansas City Comets.

“I’m very excited for the fans, but I’m also excited for all my friends and family to be in the stands and to be part of this game and part of the environment and part of the spectacle,” Andonovski said. “We’ll be able to share the experience.”

The match will be nationally broadcast on ESPN2 and TUDN. The top-ranked U.S. Women’s National Team will take on Korea Republic, ranked No. 18 in the world and building off World Cup appearances in 2015 and 2019. The U.S. is 10-0-3 all-time against Korea Republic, having last met in a 1-1 draw on Oct. 6, 2019 in Jill Ellis’ final match as head coach of the U.S. Women’s National Team.

Kansas City, a candidate host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, has hosted the U.S. WNT eight times since the team’s inaugural visit in 1999. The U.S Women's National Team has a 5-0-3 record in KC and a 3-0-1 record in four previous matches at Children's Mercy Park since the world-class venue opened a decade ago in 2011.

The U.S. Men’s National Team won three matches at Children’s Mercy Park during the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup this summer, improving the all-time record for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams to 15-0-4 in Kansas City and 11-0-2 at the state-of-the-art stadium, including seven straight victories dating back to 2016.

Nov. 2, 1968: MNT vs. Bermuda (W 6-2 at Municipal Stadium)
Oct. 7, 1999: WNT vs. Finland (W 6-0 at Arrowhead Stadium)
Aug. 20, 2000: WNT vs. Canada (T 1-1 at Arrowhead Stadium)
April 25, 2001: MNT vs. Costa Rica (W 1-0 at Arrowhead Stadium)
Oct. 22, 2003: WNT vs. Italy (T 2-2 at Arrowhead Stadium)
Oct. 16, 2004: WNT vs. Mexico (W 1-0 at Arrowhead Stadium)
June 9, 2011: MNT vs. Guadeloupe (W 1-0 at Children's Mercy Park)
Sept. 17, 2011: WNT vs. Canada (T 1-1 at Children's Mercy Park)
Oct. 16, 2012: MNT vs. Guatemala (W 3-1 at Children's Mercy Park)
Oct. 11, 2013: MNT vs. Jamaica (W 2-0 at Children's Mercy Park)
Oct. 15, 2014: WNT vs. Trinidad & Tobago (W 1-0 at Children's Mercy Park)
July 13, 2015: MNT vs. Panama (T 1-1 at Children's Mercy Park)
May 28, 2016: MNT vs. Bolivia (W 4-0 at Children's Mercy Park)
July 22, 2016: WNT vs. Costa Rica (W 4-0 at Children's Mercy Park)
July 26, 2018: WNT vs. Japan (W 4-2 at Children’s Mercy Park)
June 26, 2019: MNT vs Panama (W 1-0 at Children's Mercy Park)
July 11, 2021: MNT vs Haiti (W 1-0 at Children's Mercy Park)
July 15, 2021: MNT vs Martinique (W 6-1 at Children's Mercy Park)
July 18, 2021: MNT vs Canada (W 1-0 at Children's Mercy Park)
Oct. 21, 2021: WNT vs Korea Republic (Children’s Mercy Park)