The U.S. women’s national team will finish its fall schedule with two marquee match-ups against 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro runners-up Germany.
The first game will be played on Thursday, Nov. 10 at DRV PNK Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (7 p.m. ET on FS1) and on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. (5 p.m. ET on ESPN).
The matches will bring together the top two teams in the latest FIFA Women’s world rankings with the USA sitting first and Germany second. This will mark the first visit to Ft. Lauderdale for the USWNT in 22 years and first match at the current home of Inter Miami CF of Major League Soccer.
“Playing Germany in the final matches of the year will be ideal for our World Cup preparations for all of our players and coaching staff, but it’s also fantastic for all the fans,” U.S. head coach Vlatko Andonovski said in a statement. “USA-Germany is always one of the most entertaining match-ups in women’s international soccer and it’s a rivalry that has some wonderful history as well.”
These will be the USA’s first meetings with the two-time Women’s World Cup champions and eight-time European champions since the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, a 1-0 U.S. victory played in challenging weather conditions in Columbus, Ohio.
On Sept. 3, Germany qualified for the 2023 Women’s World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Turkey (followed by an 8-0 trouncing of Bulgaria on Sept. 6) and topped Group H in UEFA qualifying with a 9-0-1 record while scoring 47 goals and allowing five.
At the end of July, Germany made an impressive run to the title game of the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro, but fell in extratime to host England, 2-1, in front of a record crowd at Wembley. Midfielder Lina Magull scored Germany’s lone goal in the final, which was played without star forward Alexandra Popp, who was injured during warmups and could not add to her six tournament goals, which tied for most in the competition.