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U.S. Women’s National Team to Play Mexico at Red Bull Arena on July 13

HARRISON, N.J. (March 22, 2024) – U.S. Soccer has announced that the U.S. Women’s National Team will face Mexico at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., on Saturday, July 13 (3:30 p.m. ET on TNT, truTV, Telemundo, Universo, Max & Peacock) in the penultimate match before the team leaves for France and the 2024 Paris Olympics. The “Impact 99” legacy match will be presented by New York Life.

Impact legacy matches, presented by New York Life, will take place annually and will focus on important games in U.S. Soccer history that positively impacted future generations of National Team players from the senior U.S. National Teams, the U.S. Youth National Teams and the U.S. Extended National Teams.

This “Impact 99” match will feature a U.S. Soccer-organized reunion of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team, which will come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary summer of its historic run to the championship of a tournament that changed the course of history for women’s soccer, and women’s sports, globally.

"New York Life is proud to partner with U.S. Soccer on celebrating the impacts of incredible women -- past, present, and future,” said Amy Hu, Chief Marketing Officer, New York Life. “As an organization focused on building legacies for individuals and families, celebrating the impacts of prior generations is deeply aligned with our values – we are thrilled to present this series of Impact legacy matches, beginning with the Impact 99 match this summer.”

The USA and Mexico are bidding together for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the host(s) of which will be decided in May of this year, so the match could carry added significance if the World Cup is awarded to North America, as it would be the first game between the two host nations on the road to the next Women’s World Cup.

The U.S. roster for the match will be the 2024 Olympic Women’s Soccer Team and the game will be played at the home of defending NWSL champion NJ/NY Gotham FC and the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. U.S. Soccer will announce the details of the Olympic Send-Off match soon. 

“This will be a fun and inspirational weekend,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone, herself a key member of the 1999 Women’s World Cup Team who scored in the semifinal of that tournament. “The fans will get the chance to show their support for the team before they head to France while also celebrating our 1999 Women’s World Cup Team. This is a group of women who did so much for the sport and the impact of that team and tournament is still being felt 25 years later, especially as we bid for the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup. I can’t wait to see my teammates and friends.”


  • The USWNT has had an exciting history at Red Bull Arena, playing eight matches at one of the largest venues in MLS and NWSL while drawing crowds of 25,000+ six times. The most recent game there was a 2-1 victory over Germany in November of 2022.
  • This match against Mexico at Red Bull Arena takes on a little extra meaning as Mexico defeated the USA, 2-0, during group play in the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup, before the USA went on to win the tournament. It was just Mexico’s second-ever win against the USWNT.
  • This will be the third time the USA has faced Mexico at Red Bull Arena. The first was in June of 2011, a 1-0 U.S. win in the send-off match for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany, and the second was a 3-0 win in May of 2019 in the send-off match to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.
  • In 1999, the USA opened the FIFA Women’s World Cup in New Jersey with a 3-0 win over Denmark at the old Giants Stadium in front of 78,972. Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Julie Foudy scored in that match. At that time, the only crowd larger at the venue was for Pope John Paul II in 1995.
  • The USA won the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup on July 10, 1999, beating China in a now-famous penalty kick shootout after battling to a 0-0 draw through regulation and overtime in front of 90,185 fans at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, still the largest ever crowd to watch an international women’s soccer match.
  • Goalkeeper Briana Scurry made one save in that shootout, setting up Brandi Chastain to nail the game-winner that produced one of the most famous celebrations in sports history. Carla Overbeck, Joy Fawcett, Kristine Lilly and Mia Hamm also converted in that penalty kick shootout.