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USWNT to play Australia in pair of November road friendlies

A tough set of friendlies to finish out the year.

United States v Australia: Bronze Medal Match Women’s Football - Olympics: Day 13 Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

The United States Women’s National Team are set to travel halfway around the world to finish out their year. Today, U.S. Soccer confirmed that the USWNT will travel to the island continent to face Australia in a pair of friendlies.

The first match will be on November 26th at 11pm ET (3:00pm local time) at Stadium Australia in Sydney, while the second friendly will be on November 30th at 4:05am ET (8:05pm local time) at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle. FS2 will carry the first match, while ESPN will broadcast the 2nd match.

The two teams have already faced each other twice in 2021, with both matches coming during the Olympics. The first match was a 0-0 draw during the group stage. The two met again in the bronze medal match, with the USWNT winning in a 4-3 thriller to claim the bronze medal over the now-11th ranked team in the world.

The USWNT will be the 2nd team to take on the Matildas in Australia since the pandemic began that will not be subject to Australia’s 14-day quarantine period. The USWNT plan to arrive in Australia on November 23rd and leave immediately after the 2nd match on November 30th and will operate in a controlled bubble that will allow them to train and play but will limit exposure to the rest of the community while the team is there.

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