The U.S. Women’s Under-20 Team will travel to France for the Sud Ladies Cup as World Championship preparations continue

CHICAGO (June 14, 2022) – The US Under-20 Women’s Team will travel to Aubagne, France from June 16-29 to compete in the four-team Sud Ladies Cup.

The US will face France on June 24, Mexico on June 26 and the Netherlands on June 28. Aubagne is located 12 miles east of Marseille in southern France.

These will be the last international matches for the US Under-20 team before head coach Tracey Kevins selects the roster for the 2022 FIFA Women’s World Cup in August 2022. 10-28 in Costa Rica.

All four teams participating in the Sud Ladies Cup have earned trips to Costa Rica and this tournament will serve as a great preparation for the World Cup and also includes some intriguing matches for the USA who defeated Mexico 2-0 in the CONCACAF Championship among women under 20. Final March 12th. The United States will play the Netherlands in the second match of the World Cup group stage on August 2. 14 in San José, Costa Rica.

Eighteen of the 20 players from the squad that won the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship and qualified for the World Cup will travel to France. The two players from this championship team who will not be making the Sud Ladies Cup are winger Alyssa Thompson, who will play for the US Women’s Under-23 team in Sweden during this June window, and defender Samar Guidry, who has an excuse. absence from this event.

Of the other six Sud Ladies Cup players who did not qualify for the World Cup, five are defensemen Makenna Morris (Clemson) and Evelyn Shores (Tofhat), midfielders Corbin Albert (Notre Dame) and Karina Lagueire (Florida United) and forward Jaydin Shaw (Washington Spirit) – Participated in training camp and two friendlies against Costa Rica in May at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Only one player from the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship roster attended this camp as Kevins sought to increase the depth of the player pool.

Additionally, UNC forward Ellie Sentnor has been named to the list as she returns to the youth national teams for the first time since an ACL injury during her first college bout as a freshman at the start of the 2021 season. Sentnor has extensive experience with women’s under-18s, under-17s and under-15s.

The United States are drawn into Group D for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in August. 10-28 in Costa Rica. The US opens the tournament on Thursday, August 8th. 11 against Ghana, against the Netherlands on Sunday 8 August. 14 and completes the group stage vs. Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 17. The United States will play their first and third group games at the Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium in Alajuela, Costa Rica, and the second group game at the Nacional Stadium in San Jose.


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