Audi Field to Host the U.S. Women’s National Team in Friendly Against Costa Rica on July 16 

The USWNT Returns to Audi Field for the Second Time in Final Match Before Heading to 2024 Summer Games in France 

WASHINGTON (April 23, 2024) – Audi Field and U.S. Soccer have announced an upcoming friendly at Audi Field between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Costa Rica on July 16. This will be the final match for the U.S. Women’s National Team before it leaves for the 2024 Olympics. The 2024 Send-Off Match will be on July 16 against Costa Rica at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. (7:30 p.m. ET on TNT, truTV, Universo, Max and Peacock). 

The confirmation of this match gives the USWNT a four-game runup to the Olympics with new head coach Emma Hayes at the helm. Hayes will join the team for the first time for the June matches against Korea Republic on June 1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., and June 4 at Allianz Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn. The USA will also face Mexico on July 13 (3:30 p.m. ET on TNT, truTV, Telemundo, Universo, Max and Peacock) at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. before heading to the nation’s capital. 

The roster for the matches in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. will feature the 2024 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team. 

Both July games will be played at the home venues of National Women’s Soccer League teams, reigning league champions NJ/NY Gotham FC and the Washington Spirit, respectively, and Major League Soccer clubs in the New York Red Bulls and D.C. United. Both NWSL clubs feature numerous players in the USWNT player pool. 


Presales for the USWNT vs. Costa Rica match in Washington D.C, will begin on Wednesday, April 24, and conclude on Friday, April 26 at 8 a.m. ET. The public sale begins Friday, April 26. 

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Additional Notes: 

  • The USA has a long history in Washington, D.C. at the now-condemned RFK Stadium but a short one at Audi Field, home of the Washington Spirit in the NWSL and D.C. United in MLS. The USA’s first and thus far only appearance there was in September of 2022, a 2-1 win over Nigeria. The USWNT played 10 matches at the venerable RFK Stadium from 1995-2017. 
  • The USWNT has faced Costa Rica 17 times, all wins, with the last meeting coming at the 2022 Concacaf W Championship, a 3-0 win in the quarterfinal round with goals coming from Emily Sonnett, Mallory Swanson and Ashley Sanchez. 
  • Once the final whistle blows against Costa Rica in Washington, D.C., the USA will have nine days until its Olympic opener against Zambia in Nice.