Long-serving Matildas coach Tom Sermanni will face his former team for the first time when US women's national team face Australia in Texas next month.

Matildas to clash with US in friendly

September 16, 2013

The Matildas will set out to break their hoodoo against the US women's national team next month when they head to Texas for an international friendly.

Australia are yet to register their maiden win against their world No.1-ranked US counterparts, with a record of two draws and 22 defeats to date.

But the squad will have another shot when they fly to San Antonio for the high-profile match at the natural-grass indoor Alamodome on October 20.

Former long-serving Matildas coach Tom Sermanni will lead a US outfit who are two-time FIFA Women's World Cup winners and four-time Olympic champions, including last year in London.

It will be the first time Sermanni will face his former team.

"The US women's national team is a very tough, mature team whilst we are younger with less experience at international level so this will be a very good challenge for us," said Matildas head coach Hesterine de Reus.

"The main purpose of the match is to get valuable game experience into the players as we head into a very important 12 months."

The eighth-ranked Matildas played two matches on US soil last September, losing 2-1 and 6-2 despite having led in both matches.


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