U-17 USWNT: Quick Updates on Jane Campbell and Sarah Robinson

In a new TopDrawerSoccer.com article on the United States Under-17 Women’s National Team, it was confirmed that starting goalkeeper Jane Campbell’s formerly unspecified injury is a knee injury and that she should be healthy in one to two weeks. Also, the article states that midfielder Sarah Robinson, who was not at the most recent camp, has an unspecified “medical issue”and will be unavailable for the Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

Regarding Robinson, here’s the relevant part of the article:

The preparation against China goes beyond duplicating the North Korea game, and more importantly into finding a replacement for center midfielder Sarah Robinson, who will miss the World Cup due to a medical issue according to Montoya.

“Sarah won’t be there, and that is unfortunate, but we want to wish her the best and hope she is healthy soon,” Montoya, who is also her club coach, added.

Robinson also missed the Eastern Europe trip in order to compete with her club team at USYSA Nationals.

At the bottom of the article, it notes…

ESPN is set to broadcast the U17 World Cup in a similar fashion as the U20 World Cup, which is going on now, according to Montoya.

Which is great if true, but, as previously mentioned, based on the FIFA’s official list of media rights’ licensees for the U-17 Women’s World Cup (PDF), it appears that ESPN/ABC does not have any rights for this individual tournament. In addition, no matches are listed on the WatchESPN schedule or in the monthly highlight press releases for September and October.

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