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U.S. gold medal soccer team to host Ireland at JELD-WEN Field

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The gold-medal-winning U.S. women's national team will host Ireland in a match at JELD-WEN Field on Nov. 28 as part of their post-Olympics victory tour.

Kickoff for the Nov. 28 match in Portland is 7 p.m. Ticket information for the game will be announced shortly, U.S. Soccer says.

In addition to playing Ireland in Portland, the two teams will also play in the Phoenix area on Dec. 1.

The USA is 8-0-0 all-time against Ireland, with its most recent meeting resulting in a 2-0 win on Sept. 20, 2008, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

Five of the USA's previous matches against Ireland came on tours after winning Olympic gold medals - two games in 2004 and three in 2008. During the second match in 2004 played in Houston, the two teams were tied 0-0 at halftime before Abby Wambach scored five consecutive goals in the second half to tie a U.S. record for most goals in a game as the USA won 5-0.

The U.S. won its third straight gold medal (and fourth gold medal overall) at the 2012 London Olympics. The USA went undefeated at 6-0-0 for the first time at an Olympic tournament, which included a thrilling come-from-behind overtime victory in the semifinal against Canada on Aug. 6 and Carli Lloyd's two-goal performance to lead the U.S. to a 2-1 win against 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Japan in the gold medal match on Aug. 9.

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