The Matildas have arranged another vital friendly as they announced they'll be taking on world no. one USA in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday October 20th.
Matildas legendary coach Tom Sermanni is now coach of the USA which is fast building a strong relationship with this match being the third time the two teams are playing each other since the 2012 London Olympics.
Australia played the USA twice in 2012, losing both matches, 2-1 and 6-2, but impressing in what really were goal-fests in what was the last matches with Sermanni in charge before he made the switch to the USA.
As a result this match will be the first time that the Matildas have taken on their former coach, and the work that Sermanni started has continued under new manager Hesterine de Reus as the Matildas beat France in a European tour and find themselves up to eighth in the world rankings.
The match will take place in San Antonio's 65,000 seat stadium the Alamodome, one of the biggest stadiums the Australians have ever played in.
The Alamodome is also a completely indoor stadium, the venue is indoors and does not have a retractable roof, marking the first time that the Matildas have played indoors in their history.
The other benefit to the Alamodome as the venue is that it has artificial turf, being the venue of college football team University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) where turf is a common feature.
All the venues for the 2015 Women's World Cup will have turf pitches and as a result the match at the Alamodome will be useful in getting the Matildas match practice on turf pitches which is rare for Australian teams.
The Matildas have never beaten the USA with 2 draws and 22 losses in their previous match-ups while the USA have never lost in Texas.