KANSAS CITY, Kan. — After winning the bronze medal in Tokyo, the United States women’s national team will travel to Kansas City to take on South Korea at Children’s Mercy Park on Oct. 21.
“I’m so excited to have the U.S. Women’s National Team in Kansas City,” head coach Vlatko Andonovski said. “It’s such a great city. It’s going to be an incredible opportunity for the team to play in front of these fans. They create such a great atmosphere.”
Andonovski is a resident of the Kansas City area and Park University alumnus. The team will feature members of the bronze medal Olympic squad including Carli Lloyd and KC NWSL’s Adrianna Franch.
Lloyd recently announced her retirement from the sport with her final matches taking place during their September and October schedule. The match in Kansas City will be her second-to-last game as a professional soccer player for the United States.
Tickets for the match will go on sale on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. with a special presale for Sporting KC season ticket members on Sept. 13.
“These games are important to welcome back our Olympic Team to play in front of our home fans, but they are also the first steps towards 2023 World Cup qualifying,” Andonovski said. “We all know we have to be at the top of our game to win at the highest levels and the dedication of the entire group to that pursuit will never change.”
Hosting international games has been a focus for Kansas City as a host candidate for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
The US women’s national team is 3-0-1 all time at Children’s Mercy Park.