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Cal South E-News | August 2012 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

August 21, 2012

U.S. Women to Face Australia at The Home Depot Center on Sept. 16 in 2nd Match After Winning Olympic Gold

The second leg of the U.S. Women's National Team Victory Tour will take place September 16 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., when the United States will take on Australia at 12:30 p.m. PT. The match will be broadcast live on NBC, and fans can also follow through ussoccer.com's Match Tracker and via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

See the stars of the 2012 London Olympic Games, including Cal South's Alex Morgan, Rachel Buehler and Shannon Boxx, and other team stars such as Abby Wambach, Hope Solo, and Christie Rampone (roster subject to change).

The public sale for tickets began at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 17. To purchase tickets for this game, please click here.

Ultimate Fan Tickets (special VIP packages that include a premium ticket, a custom-made official U.S. National Team jersey with name and number, VIP access to the field before and after the game, and other unique benefits) are also available exclusively through ussoccer.com.

The match at The HDC will be a homecoming of sorts for a number of WNT players who grew up in Southern California. Among these are forwards Alex Morgan (Diamond Bar) and Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest), midfielder Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach) and defender Rachel Buehler (Del Mar).

The U.S. WNT plays at The Home Depot Center for the first time since a 1-0 victory against China PR on Dec. 13, 2008. The team is 9-0-0 at the home of U.S. Soccer's National Training Center.

The U.S. holds an impressive 19-0-2 record against Australia in the series, which started with a 6-0 win on Dec. 16, 1987, in Taipei, Taiwan. The two teams last met on June 15, 2008, with the USA earning a 2-1 victory against Australia in Suwon, South Korea.

This match-up is the second scheduled post-Olympic match for the USA, which hosts Costa Rica on Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., the hometown of star striker Abby Wambach. The game will be broadcast live on NBC.

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