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Chile announces two games against USA in September

Another FIFA window, another pair of friendlies.

Mexico v United States Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

The Federacion De Futbol De Chile announced that they have scheduled two games against the United States, to be played in the FIFA window on August 31 and September 4, which is Labor Day Weekend in the US. The location of both matches is still to be determined.

According to the federation’s press release, FFCh secretary general Sebastián Moreno said that these games would be part of the team’s preparations for the 2019 World Cup following on from games against other top teams like France and Brazil and the Copa América Feminina, hosted by Chile from April 4 - 22. Chile came second overall in the tournament and qualified for the World Cup.

Chile is currently ranked #40 in the world. Their WNT has taken steps in recent years to gain more support from fans and their own federation, unionizing in 2016 and convincing FFCh to host the Copa América.

For the USWNT, the timing might not be the greatest, depending on who’s making a last minute push towards NWSL playoffs. Washington and Sky Blue play each other in that FIFA window, and the September 4 game lands on a Tuesday, with Portland playing Seattle that Friday the 7th. Still, at least it’s nice to see the United States playing a different country. So far in 2018 they’ve played Denmark, Germany, France, England, and Mexico and in June they’ll play China twice.