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Japan cancels games against USWNT
« on: May 13, 2009, 10:59:27 AM »
The latest reaction to the H1N1 flu has struck the U.S. Women’s National team as Japan has pulled out of two matches that were scheduled for late May in the U.S. and one set to take place in Canada. 

The U.S. matches, May 20 in Frisco, Texas and May 23 in Sandy, Utah, have both been canceled and all ticket buyers will either be refunded their money or allowed to exchange the tickets.

In Canada, Japan had been scheduled to face the women's team at BMO Field on May 25th.

 “This is an unfortunate situation, but one that we had absolutely no control over,” said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in a press release. “We have been assured that the risk to the participating teams is exceptionally low, but we accept the Japanese Federation’s decision not to travel.”

The U.S. Women will now have to wait until July to play their first domestic matches of 2009.

They will take on Canada twice this summer, once on July 19 in Rochester, N.Y., and on July 22 in Charleston, S.C.