CHICAGO – The final two matches of the five-game U.S. women’s national team Victory Tour have been confirmed.

The 2019 Women’s World Cup champions will play matches against Korea Republic Thursday, Oct. 3, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. (8 p.m. ET on FS1 and the Fox Sports App and Univision Networks) and Sunday, Oct. 6, at Soldier Field in Chicago (2 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App).

The match in Chicago – home of the U.S. Soccer Federation – will mark the 132nd and final match for Jill Ellis as head coach of the national team. On Tuesday, Ellis announced that she will be stepping down after five years at the helm of the world’s top-ranked women’s soccer team, a span that included 2015 and 2019 Women’s World Cup titles.

The first match of the USWNT Victory Tour will take place this Saturday when the USA hosts the Republic of Ireland at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. More than 32,000 tickets have been sold to date. The game will be the USA’s first on home soil after winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and the ESPN App starting at 10 p.m. ET.

The USA will also face Portugal Thursday, Aug. 29, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (7 p.m. ET; FS1, Fox Sports App), where more than 36,000 tickets have been sold after the first day of public sales, and Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn. (8 p.m. ET; ESPN2, ESPN App), where only limited availability remains at the 19,400-seat venue.

The American women have made numerous trips to Chicago and this will be the eighth match in team history at Soldier Field, where the USWNT has never lost.

The USWNT roster for the Victory Tour matches will feature all 23 players of the Women’s World Cup championship squad.


Date Kickoff Opponent Venue; City TV
Aug. 3 7 p.m. PT Republic of Ireland Rose Bowl; Pasadena, Calif. ESPN2, Galavision
Aug. 29 7 p.m. ET Portugal Lincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, Pa. FS1
Sept. 3 7 p.m. CT Portugal Allianz Field; St. Paul, Minn. ESPN2
Oct. 3 8 p.m. ET Korea Republic Bank of America Stadium; Charlotte, N.C. FS1, Univision Networks
Oct. 6 1 p.m. CT Korea Republic Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill. ESPN

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at