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US Women’s National Women’s Team to play Friendlies in East Coast

The US Women’s National team will play two friendly matches in six days this summer, taking on the Korea Republic on June 15 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., before heading to New Jersey for a second match at Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday, June 20.

Kickoff time for the match at Gillette Stadium is 7:00 pm with the match streamed live on ussoccer.com.  The match at the Red’ Bulls home arena will kick off at 7:30 pm and will be broadcasted live on NBC Sports Network.

Fans can follow both matches on ussoccer.com MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt. Tickets for both games go on sale to the public on Friday, May 10 at 10 am through ussoccer.com.

The match against the Korea Republic will mark the first domestic friendlies during the inaugural National Women’s Soccer League season and the first against the South Koreans since three matches in November 2008.

“Any games are extremely valuable for the continued development of the team, but games against different kinds of opponents are even better,” said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni. “We’ve played seven matches this year against European teams so it’s nice to have the challenge of playing two matches against the South Koreans, who play a different style. South Korea has been improving steadily over the past decade and over the past couple of years they have put together a young, but highly skilled team built on the back of great success at youth World Cups. With the expansion of the Women’s World Cup from 16 to 24 teams, I’m sure they have their sights firmly set on a berth to Canada.”

The US team is 6-0-2 in 2013 and will play its next match on June 2 against Canada at BMO Field in Toronto. The match, which is sold out, is part of the US Soccer’s Centennial Celebration which also includes a Men’s National Team match against Germany at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.

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