It’s Official: The USWNT Returns This Month
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The U.S. Women's National Team will return from an extended break due to the COVID-19 pandemic with an exhibition game against the Netherlands on Nov. 27.
The rematch of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final, won 2-0 by the Americans, will be played at Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda, Netherlands, about 67 miles south of Amsterdam. There will be no fans in the stands. The U.S. squad last played March 11, when it beat Japan 3-1 to win the SheBelieves Cup in Frisco, Texas.
"First, everyone is just really excited to have an international match," said U.S. Women's National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski. "That it's against the Netherlands makes it even better and more challenging. We had to get back on the field for a real game at some point, so it might as well be against one of the best teams in the world. We have a lot of work to do before the Olympics and facing a really talented Dutch team will give us a good look at where we are at the end of this very unusual year."
Got ourselves a game!The #USWNT will be back in action on Friday, Nov. 27 taking on the Netherlands!
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) November 15, 2020
Team USA, ranked No. 1 in the world, will have six training days in the Netherlands before the match, which will be the team's first abroad since the 2019 Women's World Cup. The Netherlands is ranked No. 4.
The USWNT had an 11-day training camp at the end of October in Commerce City, Colo., the first event for the team since the SheBelieves Cup. The U.S. will play nine games in 2020, its fewest in a calendar year since 2009.