Astrid Wheeler called to represent US Womens U20 National Team

Astrid Wheeler called to represent US Womens U20 National Team

THIRTY-FOUR PLAYERS CALLED TO REPRESENT U.S. UNDER-20 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM AT 2019 NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES

SQUAD WILL BE SPLIT INTO TWO TEAMS FOR MATCHES VS. BRAZIL AND FRANCE IN LAKEWOOD RANCH, FLA.

ON THE PITCH

CHICAGO (Dec. 4, 2019)—The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will take on Brazil and France at the 2019 Nike International Friendlies. U.S. head coach Mark Carr has called in 34 players for the tournament who will be split into two squads for games at the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. All five tournament games will be streamed live on ussoccer.comFacebookTwitter and YouTube. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the Allstate U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Cup, running from Dec. 8-14 at the Premier Sports Campus.

2019 NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES SCHEDULE


Monday, Dec. 9

Brazil vs. France, 6:30 p.m. ET 


Wednesday, Dec. 11

France vs. USA-Red, 3:30 p.m. ET

Brazil vs. USA-Blue, 6:30 p.m. ET


Friday, Dec. 13

USA-Red vs. Brazil, 3:30 p.m. ET

USA-Blue vs. France, 6:30 p.m. ET

 

The matches are serving as preparation for February’s Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship to be held in the Dominican Republic. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2000 are age-eligible for that tournament which will send three countries to the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Carr, who will coach all four games for the two U.S. squads, has called in 15 players born in 2000, eight born in 2001 and eight born in 2002.

Four players eligible for the U-20 WNT -- defenders Maycee Bell and Naomi Girma, midfielder Brianna Pinto and forward Sophia Smith -- have been called to the senior WNT’s December Identification Camp, to be held in nearby Sarasota and will not participate in the Nike Friendlies.

"Getting games in a tournament against Brazil and France is a great way to end the year and continue to prepare for World Cup qualifying,” Carr said. “With the college season over for all but four schools, we will see the return of a lot our college-aged players from our U-20 pool. It will be a good opportunity to see and evaluate their growth over the last couple of months alongside our younger players with high potential. At the same time, it was great to see four of our U-20 players get invited the U.S. Women's National Team ID camp with Vlatko and his staff and I know that experience will benefit them tremendously as well."

U.S. U-20 WNT ROSTER BY POSITION – 2020 NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES

GOALKEEPERS (3): Angelina Anderson (California; Danville, Calif.), Julia Dohle (Penn State; Scarsdale, N.Y.), Meagan McClelland (Rutgers; Kearny, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (11): Julia Dorsey (UNC; Baltimore, Md.), Cassandra Hiatt (Texas Tech; Parker, Colo.), Shae Holmes (Washington; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Smith Hunter (Reign Academy; Seattle, Wash.), Samantha Kroeger (World Class FC; West Milford, N.J.), Emily Mason (PDA; Flemington, N.J.), Quincy McMahon (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Sally Menti (Crossfire Premier; Seattle, Wash.), Bria Schrotenboer (Michigan State; Holland, Mich.), Ella Shamburger (Vanderbilt; Atlanta, Ga.), Natalia Staude (Virginia; Atlanta, Ga.)  

MIDFIELDERS (8): Talia DellaPeruta (Köln/GER; Cumming, Ga.), Katelyn Duong (Minnesota; Portland, Ore.), Zoe Hasenauer (Oregon; Simi Valley, Calif.), Avery Lockwood (Indiana; Grand Rapids, Mich.), Alexa Spaanstra (Virginia; Brighton, Mich.), Astrid Wheeler (Concorde Fire; Atlanta, Ga.), Summer Yates (Washington; Pasco, Wash.), Sakura Yoshida (Oregon; Seattle, Wash.)

FORWARDS (9): Isabel Cox (UNC; Greensboro, N.C.), Lia Godfrey (United Soccer Alliance; Fleming Island, Fla.), Dilary Heredia Beltran (Sporting Blue Valley; Overland Park, Kan.), Rebecca Jarrett (Virginia; Clifton, N.J.), Sydny Nasello (South Florida; Land O' Lakes, Fla.), Jenna Nighswonger (Florida State; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Diana Ordonez (Virginia; Prosper, Texas), Anna Podojil (Arkansas; Cincinnati, Ohio), Trinity Rodman (So Cal Blues SC; Laguna Niguel)