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U.S. women to play second friendly against Russia

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Abby Wambach (20) and Sydney Leroux will lead the U.S. women's national team in a pair of friendlies against Russia, one on Feb. 8 in Boca Raton, Fla. and another Feb. 12 in Atlanta

The U.S. women's soccer team will play a second exhibition against Russia in a five-day span when it travels to Atlanta on Feb. 12.

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday the game will be played at the Georgia Dome.

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The Americans announced last week they will face the Russians on Feb. 8 in Boca Raton, Fla., the first meeting between the nations since a 5-1 U.S. win in September 2002.

The U.S. opens this year's schedule on Jan. 31 against Canada at Frisco, Texas.

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