United States women's national under-23 soccer team

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United States Under-23
Nickname(s) Team USA
The Stars and Stripes
The Yanks
Association United States Soccer Federation
Confederation CONCACAF (North America)
Head coach B.J. Snow
FIFA code USA
First colors
Second colors
Nordic Cup
Appearances 12 (first in 1997)
Best result Winners (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008)

The United States U-23 women's national soccer team is a youth soccer team operated under the auspices of U.S. Soccer. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the full Women's National Team. The team's most recent major tournament was the 2008 Nordic Cup, in which the United States team won 3–0 over Germany. The team competes in a variety of competitions, including the annual Nordic Cup, which is the top competition for this age group.

History[edit]

Beginnings as a U-20 program[edit]

The United States U-23 team has been active since 1989, however it was run as a U-20 team from its inception until 1998.[1] Its main goal was to prepare college players for the step up to international soccer. Women had no viable opportunities to enhance their playing abilities, aside from overseas, since the United States lacked a top-level domestic league during this time.

The switch to U-21[edit]

In 1998, United States Soccer Federation decided to make the team a U-21 team in order to give women a higher level of play to better prepare them for the full National Team. In accordance with this strategy, the U-21 team frequently rostered "over-aged" players in the U-21 training camps, as well as the Nordic Cup. It remained a U-21 team from 1998 through 2008.

Competing as a U-23 team[edit]

2008 saw the change of the USA's oldest youth national team moved to the U-23 level. The move was made by the United States Soccer Federation in response to age-level changes FIFA had made to its oldest women's youth competition, now named FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The age limit was raised from being a U-19 tournament to a U-20 tournament. This change, coupled with a newly introduced U-23 age limit to the Nordic Cup, prompted the USSF to rethink and eventually change the youth development team. The team continues to serve as a stepping-stone for collegiate and post-collegiate players to the United States Women's National Team.[2] Additionally, many U-23 players develop further through the National Women's Soccer League. While many of the post-collegiate players play in this league to develop their game, the U-23's turned focus on college players who are out of season and may not yet be NWSL-eligible.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were called up for the 2018 Nordic Tournament from Aug 29 – Sept. 3.[3]

Head coach: B. J. Snow

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Courtney Brosnan (1995-11-10) November 10, 1995 (age 22) France Le Havre AC
1GK Jane Campbell (1995-02-17) February 17, 1995 (age 23) United States Houston Dash
1GK Casey Murphy (1996-04-25) April 25, 1996 (age 22) France Montpellier

2DF Maddie Bauer (1995-03-20) March 20, 1995 (age 23) Sweden Djurgårdens IF
2DF Rachel Bloznalis (1995-05-25) May 25, 1995 (age 23) Sweden Umeå IK
2DF Megan Buckingham (1996-03-10) March 10, 1996 (age 22) Iceland FH
2DF Deja Davis (1995-06-22) June 22, 1995 (age 23) France Le Havre AC
2DF Schuyler DeBree (1996-09-05) September 5, 1996 (age 22) Czech Republic AC Sparta Prague
2DF Mallory Eubanks (1996-06-04) June 4, 1996 (age 22) United States Washington Spirit
2DF Samantha Staab (1997-03-28) March 28, 1997 (age 21) United States Clemson Tigers

3MF Morgan Andrews (1995-03-25) March 25, 1995 (age 23) United States Seattle Reign FC
3MF Carlyn Baldwin (1996-03-17) March 17, 1996 (age 22) Portugal Sporting CP
3MF Haley Hanson (1996-02-22) February 22, 1996 (age 22) United States Houston Dash
3MF Savannah McCaskill (1996-07-31) July 31, 1996 (age 22) United States Sky Blue FC
3MF Andi Sullivan (1995-12-20) December 20, 1995 (age 22) United States Washington Spirit
3MF Bri Visalli (1995-04-17) April 17, 1995 (age 23) England West Ham United

4FW Imani Dorsey (1996-03-21) March 21, 1996 (age 22) United States Sky Blue FC
4FW Summer Green (1995-05-02) May 2, 1995 (age 23) United States Chicago Red Stars
4FW Ashley Hatch (1995-05-25) May 25, 1995 (age 23) United States Washington Spirit
4FW Rachel Hill (1995-04-17) April 17, 1995 (age 23) United States Orlando Pride
4FW Darian Jenkins (1995-01-05) January 5, 1995 (age 23) United States North Carolina Courage
4FW Jaycie Johnson (1995-04-18) April 18, 1995 (age 23) United States Seattle Reign FC
4FW Toni Payne (1995-04-22) April 22, 1995 (age 23) Spain Sevilla FC

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Ella Dederick (1996-07-27) July 27, 1996 (age 22) United States Washington State Cougars May 2018 Training Camp
GK Alison Jahansouz (1995-12-29) December 29, 1995 (age 22) United States Stanford Cardinal May 2018 Training Camp
GK Bella Geist (1995-11-20) November 20, 1995 (age 22) United States Portland Thorns FC 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
GK Emily Boyd (1996-07-25) July 25, 1996 (age 22) United States Chicago Red Stars January 2018 Training Camp
GK Devon Kerr (1997-03-07) March 7, 1997 (age 21) United States Ohio State Buckeyes January 2018 Training Camp
GK Katie Lund (1996-11-27) November 27, 1996 (age 21) United States TCU Horned Frogs November 2017 Training Camp
GK Katelyn Rowland (1994-03-16) March 16, 1994 (age 24) United States North Carolina Courage November 2017 Training Camp

DF Julia Ashley (1996-11-11) November 11, 1996 (age 21) United States North Carolina Tar Heels May 2018 Training Camp
DF Tierna Davidson (1998-09-19) September 19, 1998 (age 20) United States Stanford Cardinal May 2018 Training Camp
DF Hailie Mace (1997-03-24) March 24, 1997 (age 21) United States UCLA Bruins May 2018 Training Camp
DF Tegan McGrady (1997-10-11) October 11, 1997 (age 20) United States Stanford Cardinal May 2018 Training Camp
DF Paige Monaghan (1996-11-13) November 13, 1996 (age 21) United States Butler Bulldogs May 2018 Training Camp
DF Kaleigh Riehl (1996-10-21) October 21, 1996 (age 21) United States Penn State Nittany Lions May 2018 Training Camp
DF Natalie Jacobs (1997-08-16) August 16, 1997 (age 21) United States USC Trojans 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
DF Ellie Jean (1997-01-31) January 31, 1997 (age 21) United States Penn State Nittany Lions 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
DF Phoebe McClernon (1997-12-13) December 13, 1997 (age 20) United States Virginia Cavaliers 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
DF Indigo Gibson (1996-05-01) May 1, 1996 (age 22) United States Chicago Red Stars January 2018 Training Camp
DF Hailey Harbison (1996-10-03) October 3, 1996 (age 21) United States Pepperdine Waves January 2018 Training Camp
DF Cienna Arrieta (1998-01-28) January 28, 1998 (age 20) United States Texas A&M Aggies November 2017 Training Camp
DF Kimberly Keever (1995-09-22) September 22, 1995 (age 22) United States Houston Dash November 2017 Training Camp
DF Sydney Miramontez (1994-10-11) October 11, 1994 (age 23) United States Utah Royals FC November 2017 Training Camp

MF Dorian Bailey (1997-01-28) January 28, 1997 (age 21) United States North Carolina Tar Heels May 2018 Training Camp
MF Jaye Boissiere (1996-02-16) February 16, 1996 (age 22) United States Stanford Cardinal May 2018 Training Camp
MF Meg Brandt (1998-04-19) April 19, 1998 (age 20) United States Nebraska Cornhuskers May 2018 Training Camp
MF Marley Canales (1997-11-16) November 16, 1997 (age 20) United States UCLA Bruins May 2018 Training Camp
MF Jordan DiBiasi (1996-10-28) October 28, 1996 (age 21) United States Stanford Cardinal May 2018 Training Camp
MF Julie James United States Baylor Bears May 2018 Training Camp
MF Kristina Fisher (1998-07-01) July 1, 1998 (age 20) United States Miami Hurricanes 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
MF Parker Roberts (1997-07-30) July 30, 1997 (age 21) United States Florida Gators 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
MF Ella Stevens (1997-12-11) December 11, 1997 (age 20) United States Duke Blue Devils 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
MF Maddie Huster (1996-07-05) July 5, 1996 (age 22) Sweden Kvarnsvedens IK November 2017 Training Camp
MF Shannon Simon (1996-07-09) July 9, 1996 (age 22) United States Washington Huskies November 2017 Training Camp
MF Sandra Yu (1994-11-05) November 5, 1994 (age 23) United States Portland Thorns FC November 2017 Training Camp

FW Kyra Carusa (1995-11-14) November 14, 1995 (age 22) United States Georgetown Hoyas May 2018 Training Camp
FW Caitlin Farrell United States Georgetown Hoyas May 2018 Training Camp
FW CeCe Kizer (1997-08-07) August 7, 1997 (age 21) United States Ole Miss Rebels May 2018 Training Camp
FW Catarina Macario (1999-10-04) October 4, 1999 (age 18) United States Stanford Cardinal May 2018 Training Camp
FW Leah Pruitt (1997-09-05) September 5, 1997 (age 21) United States USC Trojans May 2018 Training Camp
FW Anika Rodriguez (1997-01-04) January 4, 1997 (age 21) United States UCLA Bruins May 2018 Training Camp
FW Ally Watt (1997-03-12) March 12, 1997 (age 21) United States Texas A&M Aggies May 2018 Training Camp
FW Morgan Weaver (1997-10-18) October 18, 1997 (age 20) United States Washington State Cougars May 2018 Training Camp
FW April Bockin (1996-09-25) September 25, 1996 (age 21) United States Minnesota Golden Gophers 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
FW Jamie Cheslik (1995-10-19) October 19, 1995 (age 22) United States Michigan State Spartans 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
FW Tziarra King (1998-08-24) August 24, 1998 (age 20) United States NC State Wolfpack 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
FW Kayla McCoy (1996-09-03) September 3, 1996 (age 22) United States Duke Blue Devils 2018 Thorns Spring Invitational
FW Cyera Hintzen (1997-10-28) October 28, 1997 (age 20) United States Texas Longhorns January 2018 Training Camp
MF Margaret Purce (1995-09-18) September 18, 1995 (age 23) United States Portland Thorns FC January 2018 Training Camp
FW Michele Vasconcelos (1994-05-11) May 11, 1994 (age 24) United States Chicago Red Stars November 2017 Training Camp
FW Maddy Williams (1995-08-25) August 25, 1995 (age 23) Netherlands PSV November 2017 Training Camp

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 WNT U.S. Soccer Media Guide
  2. ^ "Page Not Found". 
  3. ^ "U-23 WNT Headed to Norway for 2018 Nordic Tournament". www.ussoccer.com.