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FOOTBALL Preview: With CONCACAF Champs coming, U.S. women play Chile

After a couple of years of games that meant nothing, the U.S. women’s national team will play two more friendlies against Chile before learning who they will play in the CONCACAF Championships, the qualifier for the 2019 World Cup in France. The schedule:

∙ 31 August: StubHub Center in Carson, California 11 p.m. Eastern (ESPN2)
∙ 04 September: Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California 10 p.m. Eastern (ESPN2)

The Chilean women have qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, finishing second in the Copa America Feminina to Brazil last April. The U.S. has never played Chile, but could see them in France in 2019.

The CONCACAF draw will be held on 4 September and the U.S. will play group games on 4-7-10 October in Cary, North Carolina; this draw will be shown at 10 a.m. Eastern time on Fox Sports 1.

U.S. star Megan Rapinoe suffered a rib injury in her NWSL match last Tuesday, so Amy Rodriguez has been recalled to the team in her place. The rest of the U.S. roster appears intact for these games. Look for match scores here.

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