Women's World Cup

Japan to play twice against US

March 16, 2011
The Japanese women's team will play two exhibition games against the United States to prepare for the World Cup.

The teams will play May 14 in Columbus, Ohio, and May 18 at Cary, N.C., the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) said on Thursday.

USSF spokesman Neil Buethe said planning for the matches started before the earthquake that struck Japan last week.

The U.S. defeated Japan 2-1 on March 2 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal and next play on April 2 against England.
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