FOX Sports announced Thursday that international friendly between the U.S. women’s national team and England at Wembley Stadium on Friday, Oct. 7 will air on FOX.

The game will come nearly two weeks prior to the final draw for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, on Saturday, Oct. 22, and 49 days before Friday, Nov. 25, when the U.S. men’s national team meeting with England in the group stage of the World Cup.

October’s match will feature FIFA’s top-ranked women’s team and the reigning back-to-back Women’s World Cup champions in the USWNT, and the newly crowned European champions in England. The English squad rose to fourth in the latest FIFA rankings.

The match sold out of tickets faster than any women’s soccer match in history outside of a major international tournament.

Broadcasters and coverage plans surrounding the match will be announced at a later date.


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