U-20 USWNT: A Review of their May 2012 Camp

On May 19th, the United States Under-20 Women’s National Team wrapped up its latest camp with a solid 5:0 win over New Zealand. Also, during this camp, the team scrimmaged the U-23 USWNT twice, resulting in a 4:4 draw and a 3:1 win.

During the camp, Vanessa DiBernardo and newcomer Makenzy Doniak had standout performances, while Julie Johnston played as a centerback for two additional matches, which seems to signify that a position switch is in the works for her. Continue reading “U-20 USWNT: A Review of their May 2012 Camp”

U-23 USWNT: May 2012 Camp Roster

On Monday, US Soccer released the roster of players who have been called into a camp at The Home Depot Center which will run from May 13th to the 20th. During the camp, the team will scrimmage twice versus the U-20 WNT, who will be in a concurrent camp as they prepare for the Under-20 Women’s World Cup, which starts in mid-August. Continue reading “U-23 USWNT: May 2012 Camp Roster”

U-23 USWNT: La Manga 2012 Playing Time

The USA’s Under-23 Women’s National Team competed in a mini-tournament at La Manga, Spain from February 26th to March 1st versus their U-23 cohorts from Sweden, England, and Norway. The USA defeated Sweden 2-0, lost to England 2-1, and defeated Norway 5-0. Goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was injured during the first-half of the opening match and did not play the rest of the tournament. Continue reading “U-23 USWNT: La Manga 2012 Playing Time”

U-23 USWNT: Brooks and Bywaters Score Versus Sweden

The U-23 USWNT came out ahead in a test match versus their Swedish cohorts, today, with Amber Brooks and Zakiya Bywaters each scoring a goal. The final scoreline was 2-0. Sweden’s football association has thankfully posted a full match report, which is available, here (in Swedish). Notably, ¬†goalkeeper Bianca Henninger was subbed out in the 29th minute, which must have been for some kind of injury. On her Twitter, there is¬†this short tweet: “Crutches…not the business” (Sunday, 3:46pm Eastern). Waldrum has not yet commented about the apparent injury via his Twitter account. Continue reading “U-23 USWNT: Brooks and Bywaters Score Versus Sweden”

U-23 USWNT La Manga Roster with Notes

Last Sunday, the U-23 USWNT roster was announced for their three matches in La Manga, Spain (USSoccer.com). Here is that roster, with basic notes about the players, including some more specific info about their normal playing position(s), along with 2012 or 2011 WPS Draft information, if applicable. Continue reading “U-23 USWNT La Manga Roster with Notes”