Abby Wambach, one of soccer’s all-time greatest players, will play her last international match in New Orleans as part of the World Cup Victory Tour.
The U.S. Women's National Team will play China PR on Dec. 16 at the Superdome, the final match of its 10-game post-World Cup tour. The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the New Orleans area (including many Walmart stores), at the Smoothie King Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and at the Superdome ticket office only on the day of the event, according to a news release from the Smoothie King Center.
Ticket prices were not listed.
Wambach, the 35-year-old striker known for her headers, has 184 career goals in international play, more than any other player, female or male. And 77 of those goals she scored with her head. She's played in 252 international matches.
She has the most multiple goal games of any national team player ever with 45, including five hat tricks, two four-goal games and a five-goal game — in a 5-0 a victory over Ireland in 2004.
Perhaps her most famous goal came in the quarterfinals of the 2011 World Cup in Germany, when she scored the equalizer against Brazil in the 122nd minute. And yes, it was a header.
Wambach announced her retirement Tuesday.
This will be the second trip to New Orleans for the U.S. women's team, which first visited in 2003 at Tad Gormley Stadium. This will be the team's first match at the Superdome.
The U.S. women's team won the 2015 World Cup in July.