4/26: USWNT v Nigeria????

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by FearM9, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Weren't we suppose to play host to Ireland on that date? I know as of several days ago that is what the schedule on SoccerTV.com said.



    Sat Apr 26 08:55AM Pacific
    Sat Apr 26 09:55AM Mountain
    Sat Apr 26 10:55AM Central
    Sat Apr 26 11:55AM Eastern
    Length: 2 hr 5 min LIVE
    ESPN2 (US)
    Women's International Friendly - Road to Women's World Cup 2003
    United States vs Nigeria
  2. grendel

    grendel New Member

    Nov 15, 2002
    USWNT/WUSA doubleheader

    It's official: the USWNT will play Nigeria on 4/26 at RFK as part of a WUSA doubleheader. The other match will be the Freedom v Beat.
    U.S. women to play Nigeria in Washington

    Last year's WNT - WUSA doubleheader involved the Cyberrays and Courage followed by the WNT v Finland at Spartan Stadium. As I recall, LaKeysia Beene was the only player who suited up for both matches. I wonder if anyone will do double duty this year.

    Edit: Here is the USSF press release:

    U.S. Women To Face Nigeria on April 26 at RFK Stadium; USA Will Meet African Champions in WWC ’03 Preparations
  3. UP90

    UP90 New Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Oh man. It makes me nervous, them playing Nigeria. I get visions of a Nigerian player making one of their famous late hits and taking somebody out with a bad injury. But I guess they gotta take on all challengers.
  4. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No worse hits than the 'dum will take from "southern Canada". ;)
  5. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Can one of the mods remove the question marks from my title. That way it's more of an announcement instead of a question. Thanks.

    From today's Washington Post:


  6. boingo

    boingo Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Caliber of teams

    I think the question marks are good - USWNT vs Nigeria????

    After the Algarve, we are playing:
    Nigeria (Qualified, chippy play at times).
    England (just missed qualifying)
    Korea (Should qualify)

    Where's Canada, Norway, Germany, China, Brazil, Russia, France, Sweden, Australia, and even Mexico in our schedule?

    This very well could be a strategy of playing against different styles and "hiding" our talent while playing the best teams possible. Or that we want to protect the older players.

    Canada has 5 games in the four months before the WWC, the US has 1. Fatigue could be a factor for Canada and if the US plans a month long camp, fatigue may also arise with them.

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