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Ryan, Lilly to visit China for Women's World Cup draw.

Lilly scores two more in U.S.'s 5-0 rout of Mexico.

Wambach's two goals, Lloyd strike beat Sweden 3-2, earn Algarve final.

Lloyd's second straight winner downs Finland 1-0 in Algarve Cup.

Lloyd goal is winner in 2-1 Algarve opening win over China.

Chalupny, Kai power Americans past China 2-0, to Four Nations crown.

Solo stops help save 0-0 draw with Germany to open Four Nations Cup.

Wambach finds net twice, U.S. defeatd Mexico 2-0, qualify for Women's World Cup.

Pardoned Lilly scores, Americans edge Canada to take Peace Cup title.

Lilly equalizes for 1-1 draw with Denmark to open Peace Cup.

Wambach scores three, assists three in 10-0 rout of Taiwan.

Peace Cup event is added to WWC preparation.

Wambach, Kai provide winning margin in 2-0 win over Canada.

O'Reilly, Whitehill help post familiar 5-0 triumph over Ireland.

Germany blanks U.S. 2-0 in U-21 Nordic final.

Reserve Kai nets winner in 1-0 decision over Japan.

Wambach's three strikes lead 3-1 comeback victory over Japan.

Visit to Japan is scheduled, qualifying road is set.

U.S. women

Schedule for World Cup prep matches is set.

CHICAGO (Thursday, April 19, 2007) -- The United States Soccer Federation announced the final details for the U.S. women's six-match sendoff series prior to the 2007 Women's World Cup in China.

The U.S. will face Japan July 28 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif., at 10 p.m. (ET), New Zealand August 12 at Soldier Field in Chicago at 1 p.m. and Finland August 25 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. with the time to be announced later.

In previously announced matches, the U.S. takes on China June 16 at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Brazil June 23 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and Norway July 14 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.,

"We'll get to see some teams that will be in China in September," said Greg Ryan, 32-0-7 (.910) since becoming head coach in early 2005. "It will give the players a chance to play games at home after so many games abroad recently and it will give fans across the United States the chance to see the team and cheer them on."

Of the Americans' remaining opponents, only Finland is not in the Women's World Cup, which will be competed September 10-30 in five cities in China.

The U.S., top-ranked by world governing body FIFA, will meet three teams in the Top 10 -- third-ranked Norway, No. 8 Brazil and ninth-ranked Japan.

ESPN2 will broadcast the June 23 match with Brazil, July 14 game against Brazil, August 12 meeting with New Zealand and August 25 match with Finland.


The field for the 2007 Women's World Cup to be played September 10-30 in China:

Host: China
Asia: Australia, North Korea, Japan.
Africa: Nigeria, Ghana.
North America, Central America, Caribbean: United States, Canada.
Europe: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, England.
Oceania: New Zealand.
South America: Argentina, Brazil.


The Wormen's World Cup venues:


Shanghai:
Shanghai Hongkou Football Stadium (six first-round matches, third-place match, championship game).
Tianjin: - Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium (two first-round matches, two quarterfinal matches, one semifinal match).
Hangzhou: Zhejiang Dragon Stadium (six first-round matches, one semifinal match).
Wuhan: Wuhan Sports Center Stadium (four first-round matches, two quarterfinal matches).
Chengdu: Chengdu Sports Center Stadium (six first-round matches).

Group A will be based in Shanghai.
Group B will be based in Chengdu.
Group C will be based in Hangzhou.
Group D will be based in Wuhan.

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