Red Bull Arena hosts USWNT World Cup send-off

IMAGE, MATT KREMKAU FOR EMPIRE OF SOCCER

Back in 2013, the U.S. Women’s National Team shared a memorable night, routing the Korean Republic 5-0 at Red Bull Arena and celebrating Abby Wambach’s world record breaking goal scoring night.

It is quite a bar to set, but this year’s rematch may meet — and surpass — the excitement of that night.

U.S. Soccer announced a row of 10 matches leading the USWNT towards this year’s World Cup in Canada.  The final encounter?  A May 30th match at Red Bull Arena against — you guessed it — South Korea.

The match will be nationally televised on ESPN and will be the final encounter for the USWNT as they prepare for their June 8th opening match against Australia.  The American’s have what many consider to be the toughest group in the World Cup.  They take on Australia at Winnipeg Stadium and follow that encounter with a match against Sweden on June 12th in Winnipeg and round out the group against Nigeria on June 16th at BC Place in Vancouver.

The USWNT remain undefeated against Korea in ten matches (9-0-1).  Their last encounter saw Wambach score four goals in Harrison, smashing both the men’s and women’s all-time international goal scoring record.