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FC Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain join the Women's Cup
--From a press release
2021-04-14

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(CHICAGO, Ill. April 14, 2021) — Global soccer powerhouses FC Bayern Munich and Paris-Saint Germain have signed on as international participants in The Women's Cup, an inaugural event to be played at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Ky.

The two clubs will join National Women's Soccer League members Racing Louisville FC and the Chicago Red Stars in the four-team, four-game tournament taking place on Aug. 18 and 21.

The Women's Cup is now accepting ticket reservations in two tiers, at $25 and $50, via TheWomensCup.world. Seating will be assigned closer to the dates in the event of any remaining capacity restrictions, with reservations prioritized by date of purchase.

"We are very excited to bring two of the world's best clubs to town for The Women's Cup," said TWC director J.P. Reynal. "PSG and Bayern will give local favorites Racing Louisville and the Chicago Red Stars a chance to compete on an international stage."

"This event is a major step in our vision to grown women's soccer around the world," added TWC CEO Jaime Phillips. "We are developing a tournament at the highest level of competition for these athletes to thrive."

The Women's Cup's will be played in two doubleheader sessions. First, on Wednesday the 18th, are Racing versus Chicago and Bayern against PSG. Then on Saturday the 21st, winners meet for The Women's Cup trophy to go along with a third-place game.

The competition structure ensures both domestic participants will match up with one of their decorated international counterparts.

Bayern, which sits atop the table in Germany's highest division, the Budesliga, is in pursuit of its first league title since the 2015-2016 season. The club has also already advanced to the UEFA Women's Champions League semifinals, where it will face Chelsea.

Bayern Munich's roster is stocked with German talent, including captain/midfielder Lina Magull and striker Lea Schuller, who both scored for their home country in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

"FC Bayern is the world's biggest sports family with an incredible following in North America. It is important to connect with our fans on their home soil whenever possible," said FC Bayern Munich President of the Americas, Rudolf Vidal. "We look forward to bringing our women's team stars to Louisville and participating in the very first Women's Cup."

PSG is leading Division 1 Féminine, France's top flight, in site of its first league crown. The club is scheduled to play a Champions League quarterfinal April 18 against Lyon.

U.S. international defender Alana Cook features on PSG's roster, which also boasts 2019 FIFA Best goalkeeper finalist Christiane Endler and rising Canadian star forward Jordyn Huitema.

The Women's Cup is backed by a team of seasoned soccer and entertainment professionals with experience putting on numerous high-profile games around the world. Stakeholders intend to make Louisville an annual base for the event as it expands and will seek out community-based opportunities, among them youth clinics featuring coaching from the tournament's pro players.

Also home to the USL Championship side Louisville City FC, 15,304 capacity Lynn Family Stadium opened in 2020 in the Butchertown Neighborhood just east of downtown. The facility boasts seating in close proximity to the pitch, ideal sight lines and a number of amenities, including a state-of-the-art video board and free WiFi throughout the venue.


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