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Road to Tokyo Olympics: Mexico, USA Women’s National Softball Teams to clash in 3-game series

Road to Tokyo Olympics: Mexico, USA Women’s National Softball Teams to clash in 3-game series
01/02/2021
The two North American neighbours will play a 3-game series from 12-14 February in Dallas.

USA and Mexico, ranked first and fifth respectively in the WBSC Women’s Softball World Ranking, will face each other in Dallas, Texas, in a three-game series from 12-14 February, in preparation for softball’s historic Olympic return at the Tokyo Olympics. The series will be held at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy.

“It is important for our Women’s National Team to train together ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games and we’re excited about the opportunity to face a high-level opponent like Mexico,” said USA Softball CEO, Craig Cress. “We thank Mexico for working with us as well as Major League Baseball and the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy for hosting and making this three-game series possible for Team USA and Team Mexico.”

“We are thrilled to be back on the field training together in our preparation for the Tokyo Games,” said USA Head Coach, Ken Eriksen. “It’s fortunate for us to have the opportunity to play against opponents like Mexico as we continue to evaluate where we are on our timeline.”

“The Mexican National Softball Federation and it’s sports government entities, the Mexican Olympic Committee and CONADE, are thrilled about the upcoming series versus USA, the No. 1 world-ranked team by the WBSC,” said Mexican Softball Federation President, Rolando Guerrero. “We thank USA Softball for their invite and for working with us to showcase a preview of the Olympics games.”

“This series is a great opportunity for our players to once again get together and compete with the world’s best team,” stated Co-Head Coaches Carlos Bernaldez and Carlos Caro. “It will be a great time to get the COVID rust out and we are convinced it will be great quality softball. Our players’ high level of play, commitment and work ethic are second to none, and it’s our responsibility to find opportunities like this to ensure our players are challenged and can prepare themselves. We know that this series will provide top notch competition and we want to provide our athletes with the best opportunities to succeed in their quest of preparing and competing for a medal in the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.”

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HOW TO WATCH

According to USA Softball, fans will not be allowed in the park due to COVID-19 restrictions; however, free live stats and streaming will be available at USASoftball.com.

Mexico and USA will join Australia, Canada, Italy and Japan in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic softball competition.

The last official meeting between Mexico and USA was on the opening day of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, where USA defeated Mexico, 9-0.


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