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U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to face Paraguay at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium

The Sept. 16 match will mark the USWNT's first following the Tokyo Olympics.

CLEVELAND — After winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, the United States Women's National Soccer Team will make their return to action on Thursday, Sept. 16 in a matchup against Paraguay at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium.

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The matchup will mark the first of four games that will complete the USWNT's 2021 domestic schedule, which will also be the final four games of international play for USWNT legend Carli Lloyd, who announced her impending retirement earlier this week.

Five days after facing off in Cleveland, the USWNT and Paraguay will host another friendly in Cincinnati on Sept. 21. The USWNT will complete its 2021 domestic schedule with a pair of matchups against Korea Republic in Kansas City on Oct. 21 and in Minnesota on Oct. 26.

“The work never stops and every game we play has meaning,” said WNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski. “These games are important to welcome back our Olympic Team to play in front of our home fans, but they are also the first steps towards 2023 World Cup qualifying. We all know we have to be at the top of our game to win at the highest levels and the dedication of the entire group to that pursuit will never change.”

Tickets for the Sept. 16 friendly in Cleveland will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Aug. 27 with a presale for Cleveland Browns and Columbus Crew season ticket holders scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 25. It will air live at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2, TUDN.tv and the TUDN App.