US Women To Play Italy in July
CHICAGO (AP) _ The U.S. women’s soccer team will play Italy on July 7 at Islip, N.Y., as part of its warmup games for the Sydney Olympics.
The defending champions also play Russia on Aug. 13 at Annapolis, Md.; Canada on Aug. 20 at Kansas City, Mo.; and Brazil on Sept. 1 at San Jose, Calif.
Italy was eliminated in the first round of last year’s Women’s World Cup, losing to Brazil and Germany.