CHICAGO (March 11, 2016) –The U.S. Women’s National Team match against Colombia on April 10 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., is sold out. The match will be broadcast on ESPN at 2 p.m. ET from the home of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, which seats 18,500 fans.
In addition, more than 15,000 tickets have been sold for the first match between the two teams taking place four days earlier on April 6 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn. (7 p.m. on FS1).
The match in Chester, just 30 miles from the hometown of U.S. co-captain Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), will mark the fifth time the team has played at Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park). The USA also played there in 2010, 2012 and twice in 2014 during the Women’s World Cup Qualifying tournament.
The USA and Colombia most recently met in the Round of 16 at the 2015 Women’s World Cup with the USA prevailing 2-0 in Edmonton on goals from Alex Morgan and Lloyd.
Tickets for the match in Connecticut are still on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-877-522-8499 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET only) and at the XL Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Groups of 20 or more can order at ussoccer.com. Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com. [Note: Tickets are not sold at Pratt & Whitney Stadium except on the day of the event.]
Colombia, ranked 25th in the world and second in South America behind Brazil, put in a fine performance at the World Cup last summer, drawing 1-1 with Mexico, defeating world power France 2-0, and then falling to eventual third-place finisher England by a 2-1 score to complete group play.
The four points were enough to earn Colombia a Round of 16 match with the USA and they put up quite a fight against the eventual world champions before bowing out.
The media accreditation window for media members interested in covering the WNT matches in Chester, Pa., and East Hartford, Conn., is now open. Media may apply for credentials at ussoccer.com.