The Carolina RailHawks announced today they have come to an agreement with U.S. Soccer to host the U.S. women’s national team on May 18. The team will face Japan in preparation for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This news comes after U.S. men’s national team agreed to train at WakeMed Soccer Park for international friendlies against Argentina on March 26 and Paraguay on March 29.
“Hosting both the U.S. men’s national team and U.S. women’s national team here in the Triangle within a two-month span shows the high regard U.S. Soccer has for the home of the RailHawks and WakeMed Soccer Park,” RailHawks’ President Curt Johnson said. “We are thrilled to assist U.S. Soccer in bringing the women’s national team to WakeMed Soccer Park and being able to provide our fans and the people of the Triangle with an international soccer match between two of the top women’s teams in the world.”
The U.S. women most defeated Japan 2-1 on March 2 in a match to open the Algarve Cup. The U.S. women will look to continue its 49-game home unbeaten streak. Tickets for the match will go on sale to the general public Tuesday at 10 a.m. Tickets will not be available for purchase at WakeMed Soccer Park until the day of the match.