Is the U.S. women’s Victory Tour headed to Seattle?

Is the whirlind known as Marta coming to the Pacific Northwest? (Reuters)

Is the whirlwind known as Marta coming to the Pacific Northwest? (Reuters)

There is no confirmation from U.S. Soccer, but it looks like the World Cup champs will be playing a friendly against Brazil in Seattle in October.

The Seattle Reign said via Twitter this afternoon that the match is all set for  Oct. 21.

Goalkeeper Hope Solo, a lifelong resident of the Seattle area who plays for the Reign, said pretty much the same thing (without the exact date) a few minutes later:

And the Reign’s website says that customers who order 2016 season tickets now will receive, as a bonus, a code for early access to tickets for the Brazil-USA match on Oct. 21.

But U.S. Soccer is saying nothing.

Shortly after the United States won the World Cup, it was announced that the women’s team would embark on a 10-city Victory Tour across America. But U.. Soccer, rather than lining up the whole tour and releasing details all at once, has been dribbling out dates, locations, and opponents.

So far, four matches have been announced:

  • Aug. 16 (next Sunday) against Costa Rica in Pittsburgh
  • Aug. 19 against Costa Rica in Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • Sept. 17 against Australia in Detroit
  • Sept. 20 against Australia in Birmingham, Ala.

“The dates, venues and opponents for the USA’s final six matches of the Victory Tour will be announced when they are confirmed,” says a story currently on the U.S. Soccer website.

So maybe Solo and the Seattle Reign just dreamed it?

Marta. (Stuart Franklin/FIFA/Getty Images)

Marta. (Stuart Franklin/FIFA/Getty Images)

 

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