US women’s soccer to play Portugal in pair of exhibitions

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Rose Lavelle

U.S. women’s soccer team player Rose Lavelle’s trophy rests on a table as she attends a welcome event in her honor at Fountain Square, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Cincinnati. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women’s World Cup title. Lavelle scored the second goal for the U.S. in the victory. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CHICAGO (AP) — The world champion U.S. women’s team will play a pair of exhibitions against Portugal on its victory tour, on Aug. 29 at Philadelphia and five days later at St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Americans open the tour on Aug. 3 against Ireland at Pasadena, California.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday a pair of additional friendlies are planned for Oct. 3 and 6.

All 23 players on the World Cup roster will be selected for the games.

The U.S. has a 16-game unbeaten streak that includes 13 consecutive wins.

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