U.S. women’s soccer team practice to watch public
The U.S. women’s national soccer team practice was open to watch for public before a friendly at Wednesday night against Australia in Commerce City, but fans can watch a training session Tuesday afternoon, the federation announced Monday.
Tuesday’s training session at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park is free and will start at 4:30 p.m. It will be the final training session featuring head coach Pia Sundhage.
After five years with the U.S. women’s soccer team, 90 wins and two Olympic gold medals, Sundhage announced earlier this month she is returning to her native Sweden to coach that national team, signing a four-year deal. As a player, she led Sweden to two World Cups (1991 and ’95) and the 1996 Olympics. Her first game with the national team was 1975 when she was 15 years old.
Wednesday’s friendly, which is at 8 p.m., will be her last match as coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team. She starts Dec. 1 as Sweden’s coach. The U.S. beat Australia 2-1 in a friendly Sunday in California.