ST. PAUL —The World Cup champion U.S. women’s national soccer team could make a stop at Allianz Field on its “Victory Tour.”
Minnesota United, which operates Allianz Field, has placed a bid for the Sept. 3 game and is negotiating with the U.S. Soccer Federation, two sources shared Friday with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. An announcement could come next week.
After topping the Netherlands 2-0 in the Women’s World Cup final in France last Sunday, the women's national team has announced the first stop on its tour. They will play Ireland at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 3. This is where they won the 1999 World Cup and Brandi Chastain famously celebrated her winning penalty kick by whipping off her shirt to reveal her sports bra.
U.S. Soccer said the next four matches of their “Victory Tour” will be on Aug. 29, Sept. 3, Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 at venues around the country. It said details will be announced later. It’s unclear how many of the players on the championship team will be part of the tour.
Since winning their fourth championship in Lyon, France, the women's national team has enjoyed a ticker-tape parade in New York and has been honored at the ESPY awards in Los Angeles.
Allianz Field, which opened this year in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, hosted the U.S. men’s national team in the opening game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on June 18. The U.S. beat Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago played Panama in the first international soccer games at the home of Minnesota’s MLS team.