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Cary, NC — On Wednesday, the USA Women’s National Soccer Team takes on Switzerland at Wake Med Soccer Park in Cary.
From U.S. Soccer:
The U.S. Women will be playing their sixth match all-time in Cary. This is a region long known for women’s soccer excellence, and the largest crowd will be on hand Wednesday for the first sellout at WakeMed.
The U.S. roster includes four players who played their college soccer at the North Carolina: defenders Meghan Klingenberg and Crystal Dunn and midfielders Allie Long and Heather O’Reilly, who scored her first career WNT goal here on Oct. 6, 2002, against Italy.
The USA has won all five previous matches at WakeMed Soccer Park, four by shutout and a wild 3-2 victory against Australia in 2008 that was played in a driving rainstorm and featured a last-minute game-winner from Carli Lloyd.
According to U.S. Soccer, the match sold out – 10,000 seats – back on July 25. From Town of Cary via email concerning traffic:
To accommodate the estimated 10,000 soccer fans slated to attend the August 20 sellout match between the US Women’s National Team and Switzerland, the Town of Cary is asking drivers to avoid the area around WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, from 3-8 p.m. on game day – Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
While no lanes will be closed, the following streets in eastern Cary are anticipated to experience heavy delays:
- E. Chatham Street
- Maynard Road
- Trinity Road
- Cary Towne Boulevard
Game ticket-holders are reminded that parking lots will open at 4 p.m.. Cars that arrive by 6:30 p.m. and have four or more passengers will receive preferred parking. To avoid delays, please have $10 cash ready for parking.
Photo from U.S. Soccer.