San Diego Wave defender Naomi Girma, Lyon midfielder Lindsey Horan, and Portland Thorns ahead Sophia Smith headline the 23-player United States ladies’s nationwide crew roster for the upcoming 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup.
The match runs from Feb. 17 to March 10 with the USWNT opening the competitors towards the winner of Guyana and Dominican Republic on Feb. 20. The USWNT will then play Argentina on Feb. 23 adopted by the group stage finale towards Mexico three days later. All matches shall be performed at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, Calif.
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San Diego Wave ahead Alex Morgan was left off the squad for the second camp working, as was Portland Thorns defender Becky Sauerbrunn.
The USWNT is led by interim supervisor Twila Kilgore, who will stay in cost till manager-in-waiting Emma Hayes completes her duties with membership facet Chelsea in Might.
The upcoming 2024 Summer season Olympics in Paris shall be Hayes’ first match in cost. Within the meantime, Kilgore will proceed to attempt to transfer the crew ahead.
“Not solely is there a trophy on the road, however this can be a nice alternative to capitalize on significant match alternatives and expertise the brief turnarounds between video games, which is a rhythm that carefully mirrors the Olympic format,” Kilgore mentioned.
“We’re going to take our subsequent steps collectively as we proceed to evolve our type of play and supply alternatives for gamers to develop into doable future roles and partnerships. There’s something particular about match play and what it may carry out of gamers.
“We’re hopefully going to be collectively for a month and we’re wanting ahead to each discovering and having fun with that working rhythm required to be in match for lengthy stretches whereas upholding and driving our requirements ahead. We won’t anticipate the chance.”
Twenty-one gamers on the Concacaf W Gold Cup roster have been with the USWNT for its December camp that featured two wins over China. Veteran goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher returns to the roster as does defender Crystal Dunn, who had a minor harm on the finish of final 12 months, to spherical out the 23.
Kilgore continues to emphasise bringing in some younger gamers, with seven invitees having fewer than seven caps. That group consists of 19-year-old San Diego Wave ahead Jaedyn Shaw,18-year-old Portland Thorns midfielder Olivia Moultrie, 20-year-old Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Korbin Albert and 22-year-old Chelsea ahead Mia Fishel.
Three non-rostered gamers will apply with the USWNT previous to the match, a bunch that features Chicago Crimson Stars ahead Mallory Swanson, Racing Louisville midfielder Savannah DeMelo and Angel Metropolis FC defender Gisele Thompson, the youthful sister of USWNT ahead Alyssa Thompson.
Swanson returns to U.S. coaching camp for the primary time since struggling a critical harm to her patellar tendon final April that resulted in her lacking the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup. Swanson led the USA in scoring in 2023 with seven objectives regardless of enjoying in solely six matches.
The highest two finishers in every of the three teams together with the 2 finest third-place groups will qualify for the knockout stage, which can start with the quarterfinals at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles on March 2 and three, adopted by the semifinals and closing at San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium on March 6 and 10, respectively.
U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Crew Roster by Place (Membership) – 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Sprint), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Braveness), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Crimson Stars)
DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook dinner (Seattle Reign FC), Abby Dahlkemper (San Diego Wave FC), Crystal Dunn (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Tierna Davidson (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Emily Fox (Arsenal FC, ENG), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Casey Krueger (Washington Spirit), Jenna Nighswonger (NY/NJ Gotham FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Korbin Albert (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA), Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Rose Lavelle (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
FORWARDS (6): Mia Fishel (Chelsea FC, ENG), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Jaedyn Shaw (San Diego Wave FC), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
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