The U.S. women’s soccer team will hold a public practice exclusively for U.S. military members and their families Tuesday on the outskirts of Frankfurt.
The practice session, from 4-5:30 p.m. CET at the Sportpark in Neu-Isenburg, is a lead-in to the top-ranked squad’s two-game European road trip. Admission to the event is free. Organizers request fans arrive at least 15 minutes early to greet the team and park either east of the Sportpark on Alicestrasse or west of the facility on Kurt-Schumacher-Strasse.
Atop the world rankings for five years straight, the U.S. women’s side has continued to dominate in 2013, outscoring international opponents by a margin of 18-3 through six games. Their latest win came March 13 in the final of the Algarve Cup, where Team USA posted a 2-0 shutout of perennial world No. 2 Germany.
Head coach Tom Sermanni has named a 23-player roster for the trip, including prominent players Shannon Boxx, Rachel Buehler, Julie Johnston, Ali Krieger, Alex Morgan, Christie Rampone and Abby Wambach. Famed goalkeeper Hope Solo is recovering from an injury and is not included on the active roster. Visit www.ussoccer.com for the team’s full roster for the European swing.
Seats for the Americans’ highly-anticipated April 5 rematch with Germany are already sold out, but spots in the standing section were still available Thursday through ticket website www.eventim.de. The game starts at 6:15 p.m. CET at Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium, located at Senefelderstrasse 162 in Offenbach.
Special expat tickets for the team’s April 9 matchup against the 14th-ranked Dutch are available at www.adovrouwen.nl. That game starts at 7 p.m. CET at Kyocera Stadium, located at Haags Kwartier 55 in The Hague.