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SportUS women to open 2019 at France, play Mexico in send-off

04:55  07 december  2018
04:55  07 december  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Reigning FIFA Women ’s World Cup™ champions USA opened their France 2019 qualifying campaign with a statement of intent by routing Mexico 6-0 as the CONCACAF Women ’s Championship kicked- off on Thursday. Doubles from Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan helped the Stars and Stripes put one

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US women to open 2019 at France, play Mexico in send-off© The Associated Press FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women's National Team celebrates after they beat Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. The United States women's soccer team will open next year with games at World Cup host France and Spain and finish a 10-game schedule leading to the tournament with a send-off match against Mexico at Harrison, N.J., on May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

CHICAGO — The United States women's soccer team will open next year with games at World Cup host France and Spain and finish a 10-game schedule leading to the tournament with a send-off match against Mexico at Harrison, New Jersey, on May 26.

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The defending world champion Americans play France at Le Havre on Jan. 19 and face Spain at Alicante three days later, the U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday.

Japan, which beat the U.S. in the 2011 World Cup final and lost the final to the Americans in 2015, plays the U.S. on Feb. 27 at Chester, Pennsylvania.

The top-ranked U.S. plays England on March 2 at Nashville, Tennessee, and Brazil three days later at Tampa, Florida, then meets Australia on April 4 at Commerce City, Colorado, and Belgium three days later at Los Angeles.

The Americans close their warmups against South Africa on May 12 at Santa Clara, California, against an opponent to be determined four days later at St. Louis and versus Mexico.

"This schedule checks a lot of important boxes in our preparation for the World Cup. We'll get to experience a variety of teams in regard to their strengths and styles of play and almost all of the countries will be in their World Cup preparation as well," U.S. coach Jill Ellis said in a statement.

The U.S. will learn its group-stage World Cup opponents during Saturday's draw at Paris.

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New Mexico coach apologizes for pregame skirmish.
New Mexico head coach Paul Weir is apologizing for the actions of some of his players before Tuesday's game against rival New Mexico State in Las Cruces. Weir said in a statement Thursday that he was extremely disappointed and wanted to apologize to everyone at New Mexico and at NMSU. He says he was embarrassed and described the behavior as unsportsmanlike. Neither Weir nor Aggies head coach Chris Jans witnessed the scuffle that ensued as the teams took the floor to warm up. They didn't want to talk about it much after the game, saying only that they would look into it.

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