Friday, June 20, 2008

Suwon World Cup Stadium

The U.S. team changes venues tomorrow for the Peace Queen Cup Final after playing its first three games at the Suwon Sports Complex. The fabulous Suwon World Cup Stadium will host the Peace Queen Cup Final (Canada played all its group games there) and the venue has some special significance for U.S. soccer fans. When one mentions the Suwon World Cup Stadium, six words come to mind: John O'Brien Landon Donovan Brian McBride. Yes, this was the venue for the USA's glorious 3-2 victory over Portugal at the 2002 World Cup, a match in which the USA was up 3-0 after 36 minutes. Hopefully, the U.S. women can keep the magic going at the stadium, which was completed in 2001 for the 2002 World Cup. The team is excited to play on a world class pitch that is about as flat and smooth as they come, befitting a final for a major tournament. The USA played two games at the stadium at the 2006 Peace Queen Cup, beating Holland 2-0 in group play and then downing Canada in the final.


Texasute said...

Well Done Ladies! My 11 year old daughter and I follow your progress all the time. I don't know if you understand the impact you have on young girls across this country. You are their heroes and you embody their dreams. My daughter has only one goal, to be on the WNT and play in the world cup. My hats off to you all for raising the bar and allowing my daughter to dream big!

If you'd like to see the effect you have on girls soccer at the younger levels, you can watch her short team video on youtube (think NIKE Sparq training)

MARDELLE said...


I will be watching as always on MatchTracker or Pandora TV or both.
I have a good feeling..!! Play tough and win. :)