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U.S. women's national team to face South Korea in pair of October friendlies

22:38 GMT+3 14/08/2017
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Jill Ellis' side will take on South Korea in New Orleans and Cary, North Carolina, as part of a busy fall schedule

The U.S. women's national team has announced a pair of friendlies in October against the Korea Republic. 

The first will take place on Oct. 19 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, and the second match will be on Oct. 22 at Sahlen's Stadium in Cary, North Carolina.

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The U.S. recently completed three games in the 2017 Tournament of Nations: a 1-0 loss against Australia and wins against Brazil and Japan by 4-3 and 3-0 scorelines, respectively.

"To play a highly technical and organized team like South Korea will give us more quality matches in 2017," U.S. coach Jill Ellis said in a federation release.

"They are consistently pushing the top teams in Asia and these games, right at the end of the NWSL season, will be a great window to get the team back together before our final FIFA dates in November."  

In addition to the two games against South Korea, the U.S. is scheduled to face New Zealand in friendlies on Sept. 15 and 19, and Canada in friendlies on Nov. 9 and 12.