The US Women’s National Team’s BioSteel training camp in January is a great opportunity to kick off the year in the country that will be home to the bulk of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The USA kicked off her training camp on January 11 in Auckland, New Zealand, during her 12-day training down that featured her two games against World Cup co-hosts Football Her Ferns. Under started.
The teams will play their first match at Sky Stadium at Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tala on January 18 (4pm NZT, 10pm January 17 in the US). His January 21st meeting at Eden Park (4pm NZT, 10pm ET on January 20th). Both matches will air on HBO Max in the US, with pre-match coverage beginning at 9:30 PM ET.
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The camp and match against Football Ferns will be the first-ever trip to New Zealand for the US Women’s National Team, and New Zealand’s 27th team.th Another country where the USWNT has played matches. Heading into 2023, the USWNT has played 715 matches in its history, but has never played in New Zealand. The drought will soon be over and America will get to know the country well by the end of the summer. All three of his group stage matches will be played in New Zealand during the World Cup.
The USA will begin Group E play against Vietnam on 22 July at Eden Park (1pm NZT, 9pm 21 July in the USA), followed by Wellington Regional Stadium (aka Sky) on 27 July. will face the Netherlands. Stadium – Wellington (1pm NZT, 9pm ET on July 26). The USA will then return to Auckland/Tamaki Makaulau for their final group stage match against the Group A play-off winners at Eden Park on August 1 (7pm NZT, 3am ET).
While this is the senior national team’s first trip to New Zealand, the US U-17 Women’s Youth National Team and current USWNT call-ups Crystal Dunne and Kristy Mewis will be in New Zealand for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. I participated. The United States finished second in that tournament, losing her 2–1 victory to DPR Korea in the final after extra time. Both Dunn and Mewis played the full 120 minutes in that match, with Mewis collecting bronze her ball honors at the end of the tournament.
World Cup Year is here!
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in Auckland/Tamaki Makaulau on 20 July, kicks off with the Opening Ceremony at Eden Park and a match between New Zealand and Norway, before heading to Stadium Australia in Sydney/Gadigal on 20 August. The curtain will close with the final match. The 9th FIFA Women’s World Her Cup kicks off six months after her and is set to be the biggest spectacle in women’s sport history.
With teams expanded to 32 teams, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will be the largest on record, expanding from a 24-team field in both 2015 and 2019. Twenty-nine of the 32 World Cup teams have already been decided, and the remaining three bids – including his third and final group stage opponent in the United States – will be held February 17-23 in New Zealand. It will be determined at the next playoff tournament to be held. Group A match he will face Thailand vs Cameroon on 18 February at Hamilton/Kirikirroa. The winner will face Portugal on February 22nd, and the winner of that match will join America in Group E when the knockout stages begin this summer.
It is also the first Women’s World Cup to be held in the Southern Hemisphere, and the first to be co-hosted by two countries, with four cities in New Zealand and five in Australia.
Four-time world champions USA will be competing in the 9th FIFA Women’s World Cup.
starting team of the year
US head coach Vlatko Andonovski will call 24 players for training camp in January for a game against New Zealand. Twenty-one of them will be in his November training camp, ending his 2022 with a game against Germany. Defender Emily Sonnett and forward Lynn Williams are back. Returning to the roster after missing a significant amount of time in 2022 due to injury, forward Midge Peirce is also back in the USWNT’s camp.
The USA are missing forwards Sophia Smith and Megan Rapinoe in this camp, both of whom scored in November’s friendly against Germany but have returned from minor injuries.
US Women’s National Team Position Roster (Clubs) – January Training Camp NZL:
Goalkeeper (3): Adriana Franchi (Kansas City Currents), Casey Murphy (North Carolina College), Alyssa Nahar (Chicago Red Stars)
Defender (8): Alana Cook (OL Reigns), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Crystal Dunne (Portland Thorns FC), Naomi Gilma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reigns), Hayley Mace (Kansas City Currents), Becky Sauerbrand (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (OL Reign)
Midfielder (7): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsay Horan (Olympique Lyonnais, France), Taylor Kornick (San Diego Wave FC), Rose Lovell (OL Reign), Christy Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC) , Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andy Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
Forward (6): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC), Midge Peirce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
ready to compete
After a hiatus from national team competition for nearly two months, the players of the US Women’s National Team bring excitement, energy and a range of World Championship experiences to the first World Cup camp of the year.
The most experienced players on this roster are defender and team captain Becky Sauerbrunn (211 caps), forward Alex Morgan (200 caps) and goalkeeper Alyssa Neher (86 caps), all two-time women’s world champions. Cup champion. The roster includes six players: goalkeeper Adriana Franch, defenders Crystal Dunne and Emily Sonnett, midfielders Lindsay Horan and Rose Lovell and forward Mallory Swanson (ex-Pew). Helped America host the World Cup in 2019. Williams and Mewis also brought World Championship experience to the roster and represented the United States at the postponed 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics.
In addition to a strong core of capable veterans, the roster has provided valuable time to the recent USWNT, heavily influencing a promising group of young and inexperienced players vying for a spot on the eventual World Cup roster. It has been. Named this summer.
Midfielder Sam Coffey is the least experienced player on this roster with four caps, while midfielder Taylor Cornick (7 caps) and defender Hayley Mace (8) also have single-digit caps. join this camp. With 10 caps he has scored 2 goals for forward Trinity His Rodman is the youngest player in this roster at 20 years old. Rodman was called up to his team for the first time in the Senior Nationals at his January camp in 2022, and is one of his seven players to make his USWNT debut in 2022, of which his Four people are on this roster.
face the soccer fern
The United States has played New Zealand 19 times overall, leading the best ever series of 17-1-1. 13 of the last 19 games have been played in the USA, including the most recent match between the teams at the 2022 SheBelieves Cup. The United States earned his first victory of the year on February 21, when he won the game 5-0 at his Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Ashley Hatch and Mallory Swanson (formerly Pugh) scored for his USWNT in the win. The USA also benefited from his three own goals for New Zealand on the day.
Ahead of their meeting at the SheBelieves Cup, the match-up between the teams took place in the group stage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with Rose Lovell, Lindsay Horan, Kristen Press and Alex Morgan all going on to win 6-1 for the USA. Scored as the USA forced the Football Ferns to two own goals. Betsy Hassett scored New Zealand’s only goal in the 72nd minute.
Football Ferns has competed in every World Championship since the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup. New Zealand made her fourth consecutive Olympic appearance last summer, has qualified at every Olympic Games since her debut in 2008, and will make her fifth straight World Cup appearance in the summer of 2023.
New Zealand are currently ranked 24th in the latest FIFA Women’s Rankings and are led by former US U-20 Women’s Youth National Team head coach Jitka Klimcova.