The Under-15 United States Girls’ National Team is currently holding its first camp of 2020. For the camp, which runs from Monday, March 2nd, to Sunday, March 8th, 34 players, all born in 2005, have been called up. All but six of those players previously attended last October’s talent identification camp.
In March, the Under-19 United States Women’s National Team will be back in action for the first time since 2018, as 23 players – fourteen born in 2001 and nine born in 2002 –have been called up for a friendly U-19 tournament at the La Manga resort in Spain where the USA will play their age counterparts from England, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
For this camp, the U-19 USWNT will be led by current Houston Dash assistant head coach Twila Kaufman (Dash profile), who was previously the head coach at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis profile). Continue reading “U-19 USWNT: Roster For 2020 La Manga Tournament Announced, Two “New” Names”
Update (22-Feb-2020): Major re-write, added section for YouTube
While all of this year’s CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship matches that involve the USA should be available unblocked via CONCACAF’s official YouTube channel, some live broadcasts of other matches have been geo-blocked in the USA.
For those trying to watch these other matches live, there are two additional options: Concacaf Go (go.concacaf.com) and TUDNxtra. And, if you missed a match, each match should be available for replay on YouTube (official playlist) shortly after the end of the live broadcast.
- Free/English: YouTube (official playlist of full matches) – Some matches may be geo-blocked
- Free/English: Concacaf Go / go.concacaf.com
- Non-Free/Spanish: TUDNxtra / www.tudn.com/tudnxtra
Earlier this week, CONCACAF released the final rosters for this year’s Women’s Under-20 Championship. Unfortunately, the rosters were only made publicly available via Issuu.com which does not allow downloads of the original PDF for documents uploaded by free accounts (and generally sucks from a usability perspective.)
Anyway, here is the full list of players as a Google Sheets file.
For its second mini-camp of the year, the United States Under-14 Girls’ National Team Talent Identification Program has called in 62 players, all based in the Central Region and all born in 2006. Regional Talent Identification Managers Katie Cole, Marieke Laurens and Diane Drake will be in charge of the event, which will run from Wednesday, March 4th to Sunday, March 8th, and will be held in the Dallas, Texas area. Continue reading “U-14 USGNT TIP: 2020 Central Region Mini-Camp Roster Announced”
Update (04-Mar-2020): Sonia Walk is a Boston College commit for 2020. (Twitter)
Here’s a hint: All three age-eligible players have a total of 61 senior caps for Canada.
Here’s another hint: All three players were on Canada’s roster for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
While Mexico’s squad for this year’s CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship is younger, on average, then the United States’ roster, they are not inexperienced. Nine players from the team that finished second at the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup are on this roster, including Canadian-born Silvana Flores, who plays for Arsenal FC’s Under-21 team.
In addition, the coach of that history-making squad, retired Mexican international Mónica Vergara, now leads this team. Vergara, who was Mexico’s youngest player at the 1999 Women’s World Cup, was also a member of Mexico’s squad at the 2004 Olympics and their Under-19 team at the 2002 FIFA Under-19 Women’s World Championship.
With Mexico is in Group D and the United States in Group C, a potential knockout round match-up could not happen until… the final. Continue reading “U-20 Neighbor Watch: Mexico Announces Squad For 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship”
On Friday, U.S. Soccer announced the Under-16 United States Girls’ National Team roster for this month’s Under-16 UEFA Development Tournament that will be hosted by England. During the tournament the USA will also play their counterparts from Spain and Denmark.
All players called up for this trip were on the January’s camp 28-player roster.
Leading the U-16 USGNT will once again be Katie Schoepfer, who oversaw last month’s camp. Assisting Schoepfer will be USWNT alumna Jen Lalor, who was a member of the USA’s 1995 Women’s World Cup squad and later played in the WUSA. Continue reading “U-16 USGNT: Roster For UEFA Development Tournament in England Announced”
Prologue: This has not been a normal U-20 cycle.
- The departure of a head coach less than two months before qualifying is not normal.
- Only holding five U-20 camps in a calendar year, with two of those camps essentially being U-19 camps, is not normal.
- FIFA not deciding on a host for the Under-20 Women’s World Cup until well into the cycle’s qualifying process is, well, normal.
- However, what is not normal about the host for this year’s U-20 WWC is that there are two of them: Costa Rica and Panama. As a result, CONCACAF only has two at-large spots up for grabs.
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With Laura Harvey taking the helm of the Under-20 United States Women’s National Team, some change in player selection was to be expected, but… Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: Roster for 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship Announced”
Later this month, the Under-17 United States Women’s National Team will hold their second camp of the year and “its final training camp before the 2020 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship.” Head coach Tracey Kevins has called in 24 players for this camp, which will run from Saturday, February 15th to Sunday, February 23rd. During the camp, the U-17 USWNT will play their counterparts from England in a pair of friendlies, giving Kevins two last competitive opportunities to evaluate players for the 20-slot qualifying roster. Continue reading “U-17 USWNT: Roster For Final Training Camp Before U-17 WWC Qualifying Announced”