February 23, 2024
SD Wave’s Jaedyn Shaw at follow in 2023. Photograph credit score: @SanDiegoWave through X

Because the FIFA worldwide window approaches, San Diego Wave FC has six gamers able to signify their respective nations, together with three for the U.S.

Defenders Abby Dahlkemper and Naomi Girma and ahead Jaedyn Shaw will be a part of the U.S. Girls’s Nationwide Staff, whereas goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan will be a part of the Canadian Girls’s Nationwide Staff, and Kaitlyn Torpey and Emily van Egmond will be a part of Australia’s Matildas. 

The USWNT opens Group A play within the Concacaf Girls’s Gold Cup on Feb. 20 at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson towards the winner of the Guyana vs. Dominican Republic Preliminary Spherical match, which is able to happen Saturday.

The U.S. will then face Argentina on Feb. 23 earlier than ending the primary spherical towards Mexico on Feb. 26. The entire USA’s video games will kick-off at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets to all matches, together with these at Snapdragon Stadium, can be found right here. San Diego has Group B play, earlier than additionally internet hosting the March 6 semifinals and the March 10 closing.

Dahlkemper will get her second consecutive USWNT call-up as she returned to the sphere final season after recovering from main again surgical procedure. Girma, the 2023 NWSL Defender of the Yr,  was most lately named the 2023 U.S. Girls’s Soccer Participant of the Yr. Shaw, 19, on Oct. 29, 2023, in a 3-0 USWNT win over Colombia.  

Sheridan, 28, performed in 20 matches for the Wave in 2023 and completed the regular-season with a career-high and league-leading 9 clear sheets. On the worldwide degree, she has 43 appearances for Canada, whereas incomes 21 clear sheets.

Torpey and van Egmond have been named to the CommBank Matildas roster for Spherical 3 of the Asian Qualifiers for the Girls’s Olympic Soccer Match Paris 2024.

This marks Torpey’s first-ever senior nationwide crew call-up. She spent three seasons with Melbourne Metropolis the place she began in 44 matches (45 begins), logging six targets and 5 assists as a defender. Van Egmond, a 14-year veteran, has competed in 4 World Cups and has appeared in over 100 matches for her nation