U.S. women will play Norway in July

April 16, 2007

CHICAGO -- The U.S. women's soccer team will play Norway on July 14 in East Hartford, Conn., as part of a six-game exhibition series before the Women's World Cup.

The Americans had previously announced matches against China on June 16 in Cleveland and Brazil on June 23 in East Rutherford, N.J.

The U.S. team also plans to have games on July 28, Aug. 12 and Aug. 25 ahead of the tournament, to be held in China starting Sept. 10.

The U.S. team is 19-18-2 against Norway, which lost to the Americans 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2003 Women's World Cup.

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