Allianz Field will be the scene of Carli Lloyd’s final home game for the U.S. women’s national team in October.
Lloyd, 39, announced her retirement from the USWNT on Monday, and a source told the Pioneer Press the last of the four international friendlies she will play in will be held in St. Paul.
Lloyd is the second-most-capped player in world soccer history. She has 128 international goals, two World Cup titles and two Olympic gold medals.
The U.S. will play South Korea in Minnesota as well as at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan., according to the Washington Post, which first reported the news Monday evening. Official announcements on the schedule are expected this week, a source said.
Allianz Field, the home of Minnesota United, expects to host a MLS All-Star Game in either 2022 or 2023. The Loons are also seeking a USMNT World Cup qualifier at its 19,600-seat stadium in next spring. The MLS club has not received a game in the first few announcements of host stadiums, starting this fall.
The U.S. women’s national team played at Allianz Field during its “Victory Tour” for the Women’s World Cup title in fall 2019, while the U.S. men’s national team played in a Gold Cup group-stage game here in summer 2019.