With Olympic qualification successfully out of the way, the United States Women’s National Team will hold their first post-qualifying camp later this month as Vlatko Andonovski’s squad prepares for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup, and more importantly, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Andonovski has called back all twenty players from the USA’s CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship roster, plus six additional players, including uncapped Washington Spirit midfielder Jordan DiBiasi.
The five other additions are goalkeeper Jane Campbell, defender Tierna Davidson (who missed qualifying primarily due to a minor injury), outside back candidate Margaret Purce, outside back Casey Short, and forward Mallory Pugh. Continue reading “USWNT: 26 Players Called In Ahead of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup”
In this update:
- U.S. Soccer Formally Announces TV and Streaming Schedule for the SheBelieves Cup
- USWNT to Play Australia and Brazil in April
- Lynn Williams Departs Western Sydney Wanderers to Focus on USWNT Duties
Continue reading “USWNT Notes: SheBelieves Cup TV/Streaming Schedule, April Friendlies with Australia and Brazil”
In this update:
- Ali Riley and Erin McLeod Return
- 2020 Thorns Spring Invitational Schedule Announced
- Signings, Re-Signings, and Retirements
Continue reading “NWSL News of Note: Ali Riley and Erin McCleod Signed By Orlando Pride”
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.
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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”
Update (15-Feb-2020): Midfielder Hasegawa Yui (age 23, 42 caps) and Hayashi Honoka (age 21, 1 cap) were withdrawn before the camp started due to unspecified injuries. No replacement players will be called in. (jfa.jp)
Update (25-Feb-2020): Hasegawa’s injury was quite minor, as she has been named to Japan’s SheBelieves Cup squad. All but three players, defender Seike Kiko, midfielder Hayashi Honoka, and forward Ueki Riko, from this original camp roster have been named to Japan’s SheBelieves Cup squad. As expected, Kumagai Saki, who plays for Olympique Lyonnais in France has also been named to Japan’s roster for the tournament. (jfa.jp)
Update (01-Mar-2020): Forward Kobayashi Rikako has been withdrawn due to injury. Ueki Riko has been recalled as Kobayashi’s replacement. (jfa.jp)
(This article follows Japanese name customs: Family names are listed first, followed by the given name.)
Ahead of next month’s SheBelieves Cup, Japan has called in 25 domestic-based players for a six-day training camp that runs from Friday, February 14th to Wednesday, February 19th. As this camp is outside of a FIFA window, team captain Kumagai Saki, who plays for Olympique Lyonnais in France, has not been included, but is expected to be on the roster for the SheBelieves Cup.
Continue reading “Opponent Watch: Japan Calls In 25 Players Ahead of the SheBelieves Cup”
Ahead of tonight’s semifinals, which will decide CONCACAF’s two representatives for this Summer Olympic’s women’s soccer tournament, here are summary tournament stats for the four semifinalist squads.
Semifinals (Friday, February 7th):
- Canada vs. Costa Rica: 7:00 p.m. ET – Fox Soccer Plus (7:06 p.m. kick-off)
- USWNT vs. Mexico: 10:00 p.m. ET – Fox Sports 1 (10:15 p.m. kick-off)
The statistics were compiled from the CONCACAF website’s match details pages for this tournament, which feature detailed player stats for each match.
Continue reading “CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship: Group Stage Stats For Semifinal Teams”
The Under-18 United States Women’s National Team, with an ad hoc roster of 2002-born players not in the immediate mix for the U-20 USWNT squad that will be playing in CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship later this month, fared well in its three matches of the “Tricontinental Cup,” earning shutouts against China PR and Norway, while losing by a goal to the Netherlands in their final match.
In this article:
- Table of Minutes Played, with Goals and Assists
- Basic summaries for each match (line-ups, substitutions, goals)
- with links to the Periscope replays
- A numerical shirt number guide
Continue reading “U-18 USWNT: Rewatch Guide for the USA’s 2020 “Tricontinental Cup” Matches”
Yesterday, Grant Wahl reported that the United States Women’s National Team “will face Brazil in San Jose, Calif., on April 14 and two-time world champion Germany in East Hartford, Conn., on June 6.”
Also, Nike and U.S. Soccer released the details and photos for this year’s home and away uniforms. Continue reading “USWNT Notes: Friendlies Against Brazil and Germany Scheduled?”