When the U.S. Women's national team comes to Livestrong Sporting Park next month, they'll do so with the 21 players on this summer's World Cup roster. So, get ready to see Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapino and Alex Morgan live and in person.
It will be the U.S. team's first match since world Cup ended.
The women will play Canada in the "WNT Celebration Series" with the first game at Sporting Kansas City's new state-of-the-art stadium. Kickoff is 6 p.m. and the match will be shown on Fox Soccer. (Tickets are $22 and on sale through ussoccer.com, Ticketmaster outlets and SportingKC.com.)
The second game in the series will be Sept. 22 at JELD-WEN Field in Portland.UNITED STATES WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (Philadelphia Independence), Jill Loyden (magicJack), Hope Solo (magicJack)
DEFENDERS (7): Rachel Buehler (Boston Breakers), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (FFC Frankfurt), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Atlanta Beat), Christie Rampone (magicJack), Becky Sauerbrunn (magicJack)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx (magicJack), Tobin Heath (Sky Blue FC), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Atlanta Beat), Kelley O’Hara (Boston Breakers), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (magicJack)
FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (magicJack)