Chicago (June 14, 2022) The US national under-20 team will travel to Aubany, France from June 16-29 to compete in the four-team Women’s Sud Cup.
The USA will face France on June 24, Mexico on June 26 and the Netherlands on June 28. Auban is located 12 miles east of Marseille in southern France.
These will be the last international matches for the US Under-20 teams before coach Tracy Kevins selects the squad for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will take place from 10 to 28 August in Costa Rica.
All four teams participating in the Women’s Sud Cup have berths for Costa Rica and the tournament will be an excellent preparation for the World Cup with the inclusion of some exciting matches for the USA, who defeated Mexico, 2-0, in the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship. Final on March 12th. The United States will face the Netherlands in their second World Cup group game on August 14 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Eighteen of the 20 players from the roster that won the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship and qualified for the World Cup will travel to France. The two players from the tournament team that will not travel to the Women’s Cup are winger Alyssa Thompson, who will be with the women’s national under-23 team in Sweden during the June window, and defender Samar Guidry, who has an excuse. Absence from this event.
Of the six other players on the Sud Ladies Cup roster who did not make the World Cup qualifiers, five defenders are Makenna Morris (Clemson) and Evelyn Shores (Tophat), midfielders Korbin Albert (Notre Dame) and Carina Lageyre (Florida United) and forwards. Jayden Shaw (Washington Spirit) – She was part of the training camp and two friendlies against Costa Rica in May at the Elite Athletic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Only one player from the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Tournament attended the camp. As Kevins sought to increase the depth of the player pool.
In addition, UNC striker Ally Sentnor was named to the list as she returned to the national youth teams for the first time after sustaining an ACL injury in her first college fight as a freshman at the start of the 2021 season. Sentnor has extensive experience with the U-18 national youth teams Under 17 and under 15.
The United States entered Group D at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be held from 10 to 28 August in Costa Rica. The United States opened the tournament on Thursday 11 August against Ghana, will face the Netherlands on Sunday 14 August, and finish in the group stage against Japan on Wednesday, 17 August. The United States will play the first and third group matches at the stadium. Alejandro Moreira Soto in Alajuela, Costa Rica and her second game of the group at Arena Nacional in San Jose.
U.S. Women’s National Under-20 Women’s National Team 2022 Women’s Junior Cup by position (college or club, home)
Goalkeepers (2): Mia Justus (Florida State; Lakewood, Ohio), Nico Purcell (OL Reign Academy, Seattle, Washington).
Defenders (8): Lauren Flynn (Florida, Arlington, Virginia), Emily Mason (Rutgers, Flemington, NJ), Aidan McConnell (Wisconsin, Dexter, MI), McKenna Morris (Clemson, Germantown, Md), Ayo Oak (California, Lawrenceville), Georgia ), Lily Reale (University of California, Hingham, Massachusetts), Lanny Ross (Virginia, Cary, NC), Evelyn Shores (Tobyhat, Atlanta, GA)
Mediators (7): Corbin Albert (Notre Dame, Grayslake, Illinois), Emily Colton (UNC, Carlsbad, CA), Talia DeLapirota (UNC; Cumming, GA), Karina Laguerre (Florida United; Copper City, FL), Sally Minty (Santa Clara, Seattle, Washington), Alexis Misimo (Texas, Southlake, TX), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns, Wilsonville, Oregon).
Attackers (7): Trinity Piers (Texas, Richardson, TX); Michelle Cooper (Duke; Clarkston, MI); Simon Jackson (University of Southern California, Redondo Beach, CA), Andrea Kitahata (Stanford, Hillsborough, CA), Avery Patterson (UNC, Jacksonville, FL), Allie Centaur (UNC, Hanson, MA), Jaden Shaw ( Washington Spirit); Frisco, Texas)
The roster consists of 19 college players, three Al Shabab players, forward Jayden Shaw who is currently training with the Washington Spirit in the Women’s National Football League, and one professional quarterback Olivia Moultrie, who at 16 became the youngest player to score. In an NWSL match. Moultrie scored in the Portland Thorns’ 4-0 win over the Houston Dash on June 12.
Striker Michelle Cuper scored eight goals in the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championship to win the Golden Boot as the top scorer and the Golden Ball as the best player. Striker Andrea Kitahata scored seven goals despite missing the last three matches of the tournament, while strikers Simon Jackson and Avery Patterson scored six each. Midfielder Talia DeLapirota scored five goals in the World Cup qualifiers, including the second goal in the tournament match after Cuper opened the scoring.