Lindsey Horan To Miss The Under-20 Women’s World Cup
In the TopDrawerSoccer.com article confirming Horan’s decision to go professional by signing a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, it was also confirmed that Horan had a meniscus injury in her (right) knee and will miss the U-20 WWC. Based on her Twitter, the surgery to repair her knee took place on Wednesday, July 18th. In the article, no specific recovery time was given, but the injury has been described as “minor.”
This is a significant blow to the U-20 USWNT’s chances, but it is far from fatal, especially given the team’s depth at the forward position, namely regulars Katie Stengel, Kealia Ohai, Maya Hayes, and Chioma Ubogagu, plus would-be regular Kelly Cobb who is coming back from ankle surgery, along with hopefuls Makenzy Doniak and Becca Wann.
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Roster Changes For The U-17 #USWNT Overseas Trip
According to another TopDrawerSoccer.com article, injuries have also affected the U-17s, with starting goalkeeper Jane Campbell sitting out the overseas trip to Croatia and Slovenia due to an unspecified “slight” injury. Back-up goalkeeper Morgan Stearns, who will likely be the third ‘keeper in Azerbaijan, was called up in Campbell’s place.
Also added to the roster are midfielder Arielle Ship and defender Lizzy Raben. Meanwhile, midfielder Joanna Boyles did not make the trip to Eastern Europe. Her absence is not explained in the article.
The final roster:
- Goalkeepers (2): Cassie Miller, Morgan Stearns
- Defenders (7): Brittany Basinger, Maddie Bauer, Miranda Freeman, Gabbi Miranda, Lizzy Raben, Morgan Reid, Claire Wagner
- Midfielders (5): Morgan Andrews, Lauren Kaskie, Toni Payne, Arielle Ship, Morgan Stanton
- Forwards (6): Emily Bruder, Summer Green, Darian Jenkins, Amber Munerlyn, Midge Purce, Andi Sullivan
In addition to the above article, there is photographic evidence in the form of an impromptu team photo posted to Twitter by the team’s strength and conditioning expert, Robbie Elliott (Wikipedia profile). — Raben is in the first player in the second row, on the far left. Ship is the last player in the first row, far right.
As noted on an earlier post, midfielder Sarah Robinson is not at this camp, but appears to have been given a pass in order to compete with her club team, MVLA Lightning, who have qualified for the USYSA Nationals, which begin on Wednesday, July 25th (schedule).
After this camp, the U-17s will have one more domestic camp, which will be held sometime in August.