QCOSTARICA SPORTS – In their first match since reclaiming World Cup glory, the U.S. women’s national team begin their victory tour against Costa Rica at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday, for what will be largest-ever crowd for a US women’s standalone friendly, with more than 40,000 expected to attend.
Some key players may not feature this weekend. U.S. forward Alex Morgan and goalkeeper Hope Solo are questionable for the first leg of the 10-match tour, as Morgan underwent knee surgery on July 17, while Solo is recovering from a knee injury she suffered during the World Cup. Forward Sydney Leroux has been ruled completely out as she recuperates from right ankle surgery. The U.S. rolled through the World Cup with a stellar 6-0-1 record and thumped Japan in the final, 5-2.