New York City is getting a second opportunity to cheer on the beloved U.S. Women’s Soccer team — this time at an actual soccer game, instead of as the players ride by on floats. The United States Soccer Federation is planning a friendly game between the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team and third place England at Yankee Stadium this November. The game would give the American audience a chance to cheer on superstars like Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Abby Wambach on their home turf. It would also be a shot at redemption for the English soccer team, which lost its semi-final against Japan after a dramatic own-goal in second-half stoppage time. A source involved with the planned game told the New York Post “With the huge popularity of soccer in New York, and a chance to see the USA women’s soccer team up close, this could be a huge event. Some soccer fans felt that, if it hadn’t been for that heartbreaking own goal, England would have been in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against the United States, so you could say this is a chance to see the final that was never played.”
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