Tickets will go on sale soon for this summer’s Tournament of Nations competition featuring the women’s teams of the United States, Brazil, Japan and Australia.
The round-robin tournament will feature three doubleheaders that will celebrate some of the world’s premier women’s soccer players, many of whom compete in the National Women’s Soccer League. The games will be played in Seattle, San Diego and Carson.
For the doubleheaders in San Diego and Los Angeles, tickets go on sale to the public via ussoccer.com on Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. PT. For the tournament opener in Seattle, tickets become available on Friday, May 26, at 10 a.m. PT, also through ussoccer.com. Fans looking to purchase by phone should dial 1-800-745-3000 for the events in Seattle and San Diego and 1-888-929-7849 for the doubleheader in the Los Angeles area. Tickets are also available at the CenturyLink Field Northwest Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and at the StubHub Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Qualcomm Stadium except on the day of the event.]
Here’s the list of Tournament of Nations games (al times Eastern US):
Thursday, July 27
Brazil women’s team vs. Japan women’s team, 7:15pm, CenturyLink Field, Seattle
US women’s team vs. Australia women’s team, 10pm, CenturyLink Field, Seattle
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Japan women’s team vs. Australia women’s team, 4:15pm, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
USA women’s team vs. Brazil women’s team, 8pm, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego
Thursday, August 3
Australia women’s team vs. Brazil women’s team, 7:15pm, StubHub Center, Los Angeles
USA women’s team vs. Japan women’s team, 10pm, StubHub Center, Los Angeles
The tournament format is same as the SheBelieves Cup with the four teams each participating in three doubleheader events at three different venues over an eight-day period. The match days will see Brazil open against Japan on Thursday, July 27 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (4:15 p.m. PT), followed by the USA against Australia (7 p.m. PT on ESPN). All the teams will then travel to down to San Diego where Japan will face Australia on Sunday, July 30 (2:15 p.m. PT) followed by the USA taking on Brazil (5 p.m. PT on ESPN2) at Qualcomm Stadium. The tournament will finish on Thursday, August 3, at StubHub Center at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center as Australia takes on Brazil (4:15 p.m. PT) and the USA faces Japan (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2).
The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by most total tournament goals scored, then head-to-head result and lastly, FIFA Ranking if necessary.
U.S. Soccer plans to host this tournament every summer during years that do not feature a Women’s World Cup or Olympic Games. Next year’s tournament will feature the same four teams.
The USA is currently ranked second in the world, Japan is tied for sixth, Australia is eighth and Brazil is ninth.
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