US women's national team to host Tournament of Nations

CHICAGO (AP) " The U.S. women's national team will host Brazil, Australia and Japan in the Tournament of Nations to be played in three West Coast cities this summer.

The round-robin tournament will feature double-headers in Seattle, San Diego and Carson, California, from July 27 to Aug. 3.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said it plans to hold the summer tournament each year that there is not a World Cup or Olympic Games. The U.S. women are the defending champions of the Women's World Cup, which will be held in France in 2019.

The winner of the tournament will be based on points.

Brazil will play Japan and the U.S. will face Australia in Seattle on July 27. Japan will play Australia and the U.S. plays Brazil in San Diego on July 30. The tournament ends in Carson on Aug. 3 with Australia facing Brazil and the U.S. against Japan.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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