per U.S. Soccer
CHICAGO (Oct. 18, 2023) – U.S. Women’s National Team interim head coach Twila Kilgore has named a 27-player training camp roster for the two October home friendly matches against Colombia.
The USA will face Las Cafeteras on Oct. 26 at America First Field in Sandy, Utah (9 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. MT on TBS, Universo and Peacock) and Oct. 29 at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, presented by AT&T 5G (5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT on TNT, Telemundo, Universo, Peacock and FDP Radio). Both matches, as well as pre and postgame coverage, will be available for English language streaming on Max.
Twenty-four of the players who were in camp for the September friendlies return for the October matches with veteran Becky Sauerbrunn, who missed the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup due to a foot injury, and forward Sophia Smith, who has returned from a knee injury suffered during NWSL play, both coming back to the USWNT roster.
The roster includes two uncapped 18-year-olds in U.S. Under-20 WYNT forward Jaedyn Shaw of the San Diego Wave and midfielder Olivia Moultrie from Portland Thorns FC. This is the first senior call-up for Moultrie and the second for Shaw, who trained with the USA during the September friendlies but did not see game action. Both played for the USA at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica and are age-eligible for the 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which will be played in Colombia.
“I was very impressed and pleased with the focus, energy and dedication of the players to prepare for the two games against South Africa in September and I’m expecting the same for this camp, even if we’ll only have a few training days together,” said Kilgore. “Once again, this roster is a mix of the players from the World Cup team who are fit to play international minutes, players trying to establish themselves in the environment and players who are taking a next step in their growth through this experience with the senior National Team. All of these players are excited for the future and for these two tough tests against Colombia, which is a team we might see in the Olympics next year.”
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS) – OCTOBER FRIENDLIES VS. COLOMBIA
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit; 1), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 15), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 96)
DEFENDERS (9): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 27/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 138/24), Emily Fox (North Carolina Courage; 35/1), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 22/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 31/0), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 40/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 216/0), Emily Sonnett (OL Reign; 79/2), M.A. Vignola (Angel City FC; 1/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC; 4/0), Savannah DeMelo (Racing Louisville FC; 4/0), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 135/29), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 26/3), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 51/3)
FORWARDS (9): Mia Fishel (Chelsea FC, ENG; 1/0), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 20/5), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 213/121), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 24/4), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 24/6), Jaedyn Shaw (San Diego Wave FC; 0/0), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 34/14), Alyssa Thompson (Angel City FC; 7/0), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 57/17)