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U.S. women’s national team to host free open practice Wednesday at Rentschler

The U.S. women's soccer team faces France Thursday night at Rentschler Field.

The U.S. women’s soccer team faces France Thursday night at Rentschler Field.

In preparation for Thursday’s game against France at Rentschler Field, the U.S. women’s soccer team will hold an open practice on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The United States will face France in game two of a two-game friendly series on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Rentschler Field.  The Americans, ranked No. 1 in the world, beat France on Saturday night in Tampa, 1-0, on a goal by Sydney Leroux. U.S. goalie Hope Solo had one save and tied a national team record with her 71st career shutout. France is ranked No. 4 in the world.

On Wednesday morning, fans can park in Lot 7 and enter through Gate C. 

U.S. Soccer Supporters Club members in the Star Club and above receive field level access at the public training session. If fans wish to take part in this exclusive priority, they can join the U.S. Soccer Supporters Club Star Club or upgrade their membership at

Tickets for Thursday night’s match are on sale through, by phone at 1-877-522-8499 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET only) and at the XL Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) Tickets will be available at Rentschler Field on Thursday. The game will not be televised but it will be streamed live on


Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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