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Tickets are now available via Ticketmaster.com for a highly anticipated match between the United States Women's National Team and Korea Republic on Oct. 21 at Children's Mercy Park.

Winners of four FIFA World Cups and four Olympic Games, the star-studded U.S. WNT will travel to Kansas City with a roster featuring the players from this summer’s bronze-medal winning Olympic Team. The squad includes captain Becky Sauerbrunn, Kansas City NWSL goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and three of the top scorers in U.S. Soccer history with Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.

The match at Children's Mercy Park will kick off at 7 p.m. CT and air live nationally on ESPN2 and TUDN.

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

U.S. WNT head coach Vlatko Andonovoski, a Kansas City resident and graduate of Park University, won two NWSL championships 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.

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 Kansas City and a 3-0-1 record in four previous matches at Children's Mercy Park since the world-class venue opened 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.

U.S. NATIONAL TEAMS IN KANSAS CITY
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)

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