Events this month:
Sunday, August 16
The Celebration Tour gets rolling
The U.S. women begin their 10-city Celebration tour with two matches against Costa Rica. The Costa Ricans played in their first World Cup this year in Canada. They didn’t win a game and didn’t make it out of the group stage, but they did manage draws against Spain and South Korea.
More than 37,000 tickets have been sold for the match, which gets underway at 12:30 p.m. CT. It will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
Wednesday, August 19
Costa Rica redux
The Americans play Costa Rica again, at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tenn., home of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football and soccer teams. That game is sold out, with more than 20,000 fans expected. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. CT. It will be on ESPN2.
August 2 – Meghan Klingenberg (below) turns 27
August 4 – Kelley O’Hara turns 27
August 5 – Tony DiCicco turns 67
August 7 – Erika Tymrak turns 24
August 13 – Allie Long turns 28
August 23 – Melissa Henderson turns 26
August 26 – Rachel Van Hollebeke turns 30