Andonovsky names 23 players for the US women’s squad for the CONCACAF W Championships in Mexico

Chicago (June 13, 2022) Vlatko Andonovsky, head coach of the US women’s national team, has selected the 23-player roster that will represent the USA in Mexico at the 2022 Concacaf W, an eight-team tournament in which qualifications for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics will be held. Touchstone.

Andonovsky also appointed three additional players who will be part of BioSteel’s 26-man training camp for the two games against Colombia before the team’s departure to Mexico, and will designate 23 of those 26 players to fill each game against Colombia. . The first game, presented by Allstate, will take place on Saturday, June 25 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado (7:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM BST on FS1 and ViX) and the second at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy. , Utah on Tuesday, June 28 (10pm EST / 8pm GMT on ESPN and ViX).

Four players on the 26-man roster hail from Colorado and will battle for minutes in front of their hometown crowd of midfielder Lindsey Horan (Golden) – who recently started to help Olympique Lyonnais win their eighth Women’s Champions League title as well. He took home the Ligue 1 Féminine title – midfielder Jaylene Hoyle (Windsor), striker Mallory Pugh (Farm Highlands) and Sophia Smith (Windsor). Additionally, first-time call-up Taylor Kornick was a prominent quarterback at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

She was a star striker at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and will compete in the second match of minutes at the same stadium – Rio Tinto – where she earned her first USWNT cap as a college student in 2016.

“Since we were together last time in April, we have evaluated a lot of matches, hours of video and had extensive conversations among the coaching staff to get to this 26-player roster for Colombia matches and the last 23 qualifying match,” Andonovsky said. “As usual, players don’t take these Decisions are easy, but we feel like this is a list that can achieve all of our goals over the four weeks we’ll be together for what we hope will be seven successful matches.”

List of CONCACAF W Women’s National Team Championships by position (club, matches/goals):

Goalkeepers (3): Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit; 1), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 4), Alyssa Neher (Chicago Red Stars; 80)

Defenders (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 9/0), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC; 13/0), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 1/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 12/0), Kelley O’ Hara (Washington Spirit; 152/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 202/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 65/0)

Mediators (6): Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 109/25), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC; 0/0), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 71/20), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 38/5) , Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 7/2), Andy Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 27/3)

Attackers (7): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit, 8/4), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC, 190/115), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars, 72/23), Midge Pierce (NJ/New York Gotham FC, 14/3) ), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 187/62), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 3/1), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 15/4)

Additional players in the list of friendly matches in June against Colombia (club, number of matches / goals):


Defenders (1):
Carson Beckett (North Carolina Courage; 0/0)

Brokers (2): Sam Covey (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Jaylene Howell (Racing Louisville: 5/1)

These lists mark the return of two US veterans forwards Alex Morgan (190 caps/115 goals) and Megan Rapinoe (187/62), both of whom have two World Cup titles and an Olympic gold medal in their résumés. Both played for the United States in October 2021. Team captain Becky Sauerbrunn is also back after missing friendlies in April while recovering from a knee injury. Soerbronn, with 202 caps, Morgan and Rapinoe are by far the most capped players on the list. Veteran World Cup and Olympics defender Emily Sonnett is also back after she missed the April friendlies with a rib injury she suffered in the NBA.

Morgan made her USWNT debut at Rio Tinto in 2010 while Souerbrunn and defender Kelly O’Hara (the fourth most capped player on the roster with 152 appearances) previously played for the Utah Royals in the National League.

These are the first full national team call-ups for defender Carson Beckett and midfielders Sam Covey and Kornik, although they have all played for the United States at youth level. Beckett is the first female extremity athlete to ever be called up to the United States women’s national team. The 28-year-old was born without part of her left arm.

In the event of any injuries requiring changes to the CWC roster, Andonovsky can select any player from the USA’s initial roster of 59 players who were announced by CONCACAF On June 8, teams can make injury substitutions in their Concacaf W Championship rosters until 24 hours before their first matches. For the United States, that would be July 3.

After the two matches against Colombia, the US team will leave directly for Mexico to prepare for the Concacaf W Championship which will be held from July 4-18 and will be entirely held in Monterrey. The tournament’s 16 matches will be split over two stadiums: Estadio Universitario and Estadio BBVA, the latter being one of Mexico’s potential venues for the 2026 World Cup.

The United States has been drawn into Group A and will face Haiti on Monday, July 4 at 6 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET), Jamaica on Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. local time (7 p.m. ET) and Mexico on Monday, July 11 at 9 Evening local time (10 PM ET). The semi-final matches will take place on Thursday, July 14, with the third-place play-off and the championship game set for Monday, July 18. All tournament matches will be available in English on Paramount+ and in Spanish on TelevisaUnivision’s ViX streaming service. USA’s inaugural game against Haiti will also be broadcast on CBS Sports.

The top two winners of each group after the four-way match will advance to the semi-finals while winning the World Cup berths. The third-placed in each group will earn a place in the 10-team tournament between the confederations that will take place in February 2023 to determine the last three berths of the expanded 32-team stadium for the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

The winner of the tournament will also receive an automatic berth to the 2024 Olympics in Paris, while the second and third place winners will play in September 2023 on the second and final CONCACAF Olympic berth. The tournament winner and Olympic qualifier across the Qualifier Series will qualify directly for a new Concacaf competition, the 2024 W Gold Cup.

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The game in Colorado draws close to a large crowd. US Soccer has approximately 1,000 tickets left to sell for the match.

Tickets for all Concacaf W Championship matches to be held in Monterrey, Mexico are on sale via Concacaf: https://www.concacaf.com/concacaf-w-championship-tickets

Additional notes:

  • Only 10 of the 23 players on the Concacaf W roster have had World Cup and Olympic qualification experience. The other 13 players will have the chance to make their debut in the CONCACAF Qualifiers at the senior level.
  • Eight Concacaf W players were on the USWNT’s 2020 Olympic Qualifiers roster: Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Alyssa Naher, Kelly O’Hara, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn, Emily Sonnett and Andy Sullivan.
  • Nine players on this year’s 23-player roster were part of the USA’s 2018 World Cup qualifier, with Alex Morgan and Mallory Pugh joining Horan, LaVille, Naher, O’Hara, Rapinoe, Sauerbrunn and Sonnett.
  • Megan Rapinoe leads the team with 23 qualifying matches – 14 World Cup qualifiers and nine Olympic qualifiers. Alex Morgan made 20 qualifying matches (11 World Cups and nine Olympics) while Becky Sauerbrunn played 18 (eight World Cups and 10 Olympians) and Kelly O’Hara made 16 all-time qualifiers for the United States (six World Cups and 10 Olympians). ).
  • Morgan scored a total of 19 goals in 20 qualifying matches, 10 of which came in World Cup qualifiers, the fourth most in history.
  • Morgan has scored nine goals in the Olympic qualifiers (third place behind Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd), and Horan has seven. Horan led the United States in scoring with six goals during the 2020 Olympic qualifiers.
  • Kelly O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn lead the team with 10 Olympic qualifiers each, and one of O’Hara’s career goals came in the Olympic qualifiers. Lindsey Horan, Morgan and Rapinoe competed in nine Olympic qualifying matches.
  • The Concacaf W Championship roster includes five players with 100 caps or more – Sauerbrunn, Morgan, Rapinoe and O’Hara (152) and quarterback Horan (109).
  • Conversely, the CWC roster features 13 players with 27 caps or less, including eight in the single digits: Alana Cook (9 matches), Ashley Hatch (8), Ashley Sanchez (7), Casey Murphy (4), Trinity Rodman (3), Naomi Germa (1), Aubrey Kingsbury (1) and Taylor Kornick (0).
  • Girma and Kingsbury made her international debut in USA’s last game against Uzbekistan on April 12, while Rodman scored her first international goal in the same match in Chester, Pennsylvania, becoming the youngest USWNT player to score since 2018.
  • Sauerbronn is the oldest player on this list at 37 years old while Rodman, 20, is the youngest.
  • Morgan, Rapinoe and Sauerbronn were among the US team that last played in a World Cup qualifier in Mexico. It was in 2010 when the United States lost their only match to Mexico, which was in the semi-finals in Cancun. That loss forced the United States to win the third-place and then the home-and-away match against Italy to qualify for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the tournament in which the United States advanced to the final before falling on penalties to Japan.
  • Of the 26 players called up to camp in June, seven are in their 30s and 10 are 25 or younger.
  • Although she did not make the final squad for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, a call-up to Sam Covey in friendlies in June helped the United States qualify for that tournament and ended their U-20 career with 14 games and one goal. She also spent time camping with the US Under-18 and Under-19 team and traveled to Spain with the US Under-23 team in 2019.
  • When you play, quarterback Taylor Kornick will become the tallest fieldfield player in USWNT history at 6ft-1. She and goalkeeper Casey Murphy, 6-1, are the tallest players in team history. Murphy returns to the roster after he was unavailable for selection for the April matches due to a knee injury.
  • Kornieck has boot camp experience with US Under-18s, Under-19s and Under-20s. She played two matches with the United States national under-19 team and five international matches with the United States under-18 team. Kornieck is the first USWNT connection from Las Vegas.
  • Pickett has experience in the WNT US Under-17 Championship in 2010 and played for the US Under-23 team in 2015.
  • Seven players (30%) of the 23-player Central American Champions roster in the United States, have been called up from the Washington Spirit. The next NWSL club is OL Reign with four.
  • Eight of the 12 NWSL clubs are represented on this list, along with the winners of the 2021-22 UEFA Women’s Champions League Olympique Lyonnais.

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