After kicking off its Women's World Cup victory tour with a pair of blowouts against Costa Rica, the U.S. national team won't be getting the uptick in challenge it had hoped for.
The Americans will face Haiti in victory tour matches later this month after World Cup quarterfinalist Australia dropped out because of a labor dispute between the players and federation, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.
The matches, which will be hosted Sept. 17 in Detroit and Sept. 20 in Birmingham, Alabama, have each sold more than 31,000 tickets. The U.S. notched a 6-0 win over Haiti in the teams' last meeting, a World Cup qualifier in October 2014.
After facing Haiti, the U.S. will play Brazil in a pair of October friendlies before wrapping the victory tour with four unannounced matches in December. The Americans began the series with 8-0 and 7-2 wins over Costa Rica last month.