Tickets are now on sale for fans to secure seats to see the United States Women's National Team take on Nigeria at 12:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. as both teams prepare for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.
The U.S. Women’s National Team, winners of four FIFA World Cups and four Olympic Games, will return to Kansas City for a nationally-televised international friendly with coverage on FOX beginning at 12 p.m. CT.
U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski, 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.
Children’s Mercy Park, the world-class home of Sporting Kansas City (MLS) and the Kansas City Current (NWSL), will host the first U.S. Women’s National Team home match after the back-to-back World Cup champions qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2024 Olympic Games by winning the 2022 Concacaf W Championship last month.
The top-ranked U.S. Women's National Team will take on 11-time African champions Nigeria, ranked No. 39 in the world. Led by American head coach Randy Waldrum, the Super Falcons have participated in all eight FIFA Women’s World Cups and qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup last month.
The United States is 6-0-0 all-time against Nigeria with four of the victories coming in World Cup competition and one at the 2000 Olympics. The teams last played on June 16, 2021 in the first-ever match at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas as the U.S. won 2-0.
Kansas City, recently announced as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, has hosted the USWNT nine times since the team’s inaugural visit in 1999. The U.S. Women’s National Team has a 5-0-4 record in KC and a 3-0-2 record in five previous matches at Children’s Mercy Park, most recently playing South Korea in front of a sold-out crowd on Oct. 21, 2021.
Children’s Mercy Park also hosted the U.S. Men’s National Team in May for an international friendly against Uruguay. The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams are 15-0-6 in Kansas City and 11-0-4 at the state-of-the-art stadium.