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New City: Newcastle


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With all of the games in the Olympic soccer tournament spread throughout the U.K., the WNT is getting a pretty extensive tour of England and Scotland. After spending some time in Darlington, Middlesbrough, Glasgow and Manchester the WNT is now in another new city -- Newcastle -- for their quarterfinal match-up with New Zealand.

On Wednesday the team departed Manchester and made the several-hour bus ride northeast to Newcastle, where it has set up camp in preparation for the big match vs. the Kiwis tomorrow at St. James' Park.

Abby Wambach signs autographs for fans in Manchester before boarding the bus

All Aboard! Christie Rampone is pumped to get to the next city on the WNT's British adventure

After arriving in Newcastle the team settled in to their hotel, where several other teams are staying, including the Brazil men, who are playing Honduras in the quarterfinals at St. James Park on Saturday.

Quick photo op before heading out to team dinner
On Thursday the team will train in the morning and then do a walk-through at St. James Park. Then on Friday, it's game day! The USA takes on New Zealand in the quarterfinals at 9:30 a.m. ET in Newcastle in a match shown live on the NBC Sports Network.

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