HOUSTON The 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. Women s National Team will play China on Wednesday, December 12th at BBVA Compass Stadium, an AEG Facility, in the ninth match of the 10-game Fan Tribute Tour, presented by Panasonic. The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer.

The U.S. Women will make their first visit to the new downtown Houston venue, home of Major League Soccer s Houston Dynamo, which opened in May.  This will be the first visit to Houston since the post-Olympic tour in 2004 when the Americans downed Ireland 5-0 at Reliant Stadium.

It s an honor to be one of the cities awarded a game of this caliber and we are extremely excited to be able to host the U.S.A. and China for this match, said BBVA Compass Stadium general manager Doug Hall.  Houston sports fans have been incredibly supportive of all the international events we have hosted this year, from soccer to rugby, and that has not gone unnoticed by the national sports community.

Hall continued, We anticipate a sell-out crowd for the event and it s a great way for us to close out our inaugural year of operation.

The USA will play China three times in a span of eight days, also squaring off on December 8th at Ford Field in Detroit and on December 15th at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla.

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