Tickets are on sale now for fans to secure seats to see the United States Women’s National Team take on Nigeria at 12:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, September 3 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. as both teams prepare for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The United States Women’s National Team, winners of four FIFA World Cups and four Olympics, will return to Kansas City for a nationally televised international friendly with coverage on FOX from 12 p.m. CT.
United States Women’s National Team Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski, a Kansas City resident and University Park graduate, won two NWSL championships at KC during his five seasons as a head coach of FC Kansas City from 2013 to 2017, in addition to being a former player and coach for the Kansas City Comets.
Children’s Mercy Park, the world-class home of Sporting Kansas City (MLS) and Kansas City Current (NWSL), will host the first home game for the United States Women’s National Team after the Champions Cup back-to-back qualification world for the FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup and 2024 Olympics by winning the 2022 Concacaf W Championship last month.
The top-ranked United States Women’s National Team will face 11-time African champions Nigeria, ranked 39th in the world. Led by USA head coach Randy Waldrum, the Super Falcons have appeared in all eight FIFA Women’s World Cups and qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup last month.
The United States are 6-0-0 against Nigeria with four of the World Cup wins and one at the 2000 Olympics. The teams last played on June 16, 2021 in the first-ever match at the Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas as USA won 2-0.
Kansas City, recently announced as the host city of the 2026 FIFA World Cup, has hosted the USWNT nine times since the team’s inaugural visit in 1999. The United States Women’s National Team has a record of 5 -0-4 in KC and a 3-0 -2 record in five previous games at Children’s Mercy Park, most recently against South Korea in front of a sold-out crowd on October 21, 2021.
Children’s Mercy Park also hosted the United States Men’s National Team in May for an international friendly against Uruguay. The United States men’s and women’s national teams are 15-0-6 at Kansas City and 11-0-4 at the state-of-the-art stadium.