The U.S. women’s national team soccer will play South Korea in a friendly at Allianz Field at 7 p.m. Oct. 26, Minnesota United confirmed Wednesday.
The national team played in the St. Paul stadium in September 2019, celebrating their World Cup win that July, and will return this fall as bronze medalists in the Tokyo Olympics.
“It’s a privilege to be able to host the U.S. women’s national team once again in front of our fans at Allianz Field,” Loons CEO Chris Wright said in a statement. “It’s wonderful that U.S. Soccer recognizes what an incredible venue we have for hosting our national teams for international competitions.”
It will be the final U.S. game for legendary forward Carli Lloyd, who announced her upcoming retirement on Monday. Lloyd has played 312 games for the U.S. and has scored 128 international goals. She scored twice in her first game at Allianz Field.
“Over the past 17 years, I’ve played in stadiums all over the world and all over the United States, but it seems appropriate that my last game will come in the area where the U.S. Women’s National Team basically started with domestic games in the mid-1980s,” Lloyd said in a statement. “Minnesota has really embraced their MLS team and fans deserve such a beautiful soccer stadium.
“I’m looking forward to playing my last game at Allianz Field and to experiencing the awesome fans there one more time.”
Tickets for the Oct. 26 game will be available on “exclusive presales” for MNUFC season-ticket holders at 10 a.m. Sept. 13, and then to those on the Loons’ waiting list at noon. Presale ends at 8 a.m. Sept. 14.
Tickets for the general public will become available at usssoccer.com at 10 a.m. Sept. 15. No group sales will be available and walk-up tickets won’t be available at Allianz Field until Oct. 26.