Update #1 (09-Dec-2019): Emily Fox has been replaced by Florida State junior Jaelin Howell, who is primarily a holding midfielder. (U.S. Soccer) Also, per Jenn Hildreth (during the College Cup final broadcast), Catarina Macario had been invited to this camp, but declined due to a family commitment in Brazil. The camp also overlaps with finals week at Stanford. (stanford.edu)
Update #2 (09-Dec-2019): Naomi Girma, Madison Haley, and Danielle Colaprico will not attend due to injuries. Two NCAA players, both from Washington State, forward Morgan Weaver and midfielder Makamae Gomera-Stevens, have been added to the roster. (U.S. Soccer)
Update #3 (11-Dec-2019): Center back Kaleigh Riehl was added to the roster on Tuesday. For more about her, go here.
Last Wednesday, U.S. Soccer officially announced that the United States Women’s National Team will hold an identification camp during the second week of December (Monday, the 9th, to Saturday, the 14th) in Bradenton, Florida. New head coach Vlatko Andonovski has called in 24 players, including 10 current collegiate players. Of the remaining 14 players, all but one, UCLA alumna Hailie Mace, played in the NWSL during the 2019 season. Of the ten collegiate players, four are age-eligible for next year’s Under-20 Women’s World Cup: Maycee Bell, Naomi Girma, Brianna Pinto, and Sophia Smith.
External Link: Andonovski Names 24-Player Roster For U.S. Women’s National Team December Identification Training Camp In Florida (USSoccer.com)
Among the 24 players, 14 players have attended at least one prior USWNT camp, while 7 of those players have at least one senior USWNT cap. The most capped player called up is the Houston Dash’s Kristie Mewis, who has 15 senior USWNT caps and 1 senior USWNT goal, with her last cap coming back in March 2014.
Not yet Now confirmed by U.S. Soccer: North Carolina junior Emily Fox is apparently a scratch due to an ACL tear suffered during UNC’s NCAA Championship quarterfinal match versus USC .
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