Vlatko, the HC of the USWNT has named those to this camp from Dec. 9-14 in Bradenton to finish out the year for the World Cup title holders. In just his 2nd camp, he will not include anyone from the World Cup squad, they are enjoying a well deserved break, you may see Allie Long at her clinic on LI. He is conduting this camp to get a good luck at younger players out of colleges, overseas & those who did well in the NWSL. The end game here is to establish and evaluate players for the 2020 Olympics.
Those with local ties include, Iamani Dorsey of Sky Blue, her temamate Sarah Killuon & Paige Monaghan.
For his part, coach informed "One of our main goals heading into 2020 is to expand the player pool. For players it's a chance to try to earn invitations. It's important to reward players who have done well. The senior level is a huge jump for them and we need to find out which of these players can make that transition."
-Between the short camp, with 5 days of training, those from overseas have been excluded and just those basesin the states at this time were considered.
-The roster includes, 14 pros, 10 collegiate players, 4 born in 2000 and age eligible for the U-20 World Cup, not a single player has been capped who was born since the fabled '99ers World Cup title.
-A pair are back from injuries, Kristie Mewis, back from an ACL tear with a great 2019 & Sophia Smith of Stanford from a broken leg at the end of '18 but rebounded with 14 goals and 8 assits in '19.
-10 players are in for their first senior camp.
-7 have been in camp before but not capped as yet.
-9 of the 10 college players are still alive in the playoffs for this weekend in NCAA action.
-Fwd. Madison Haley of Stanford is the daughter of Charles Haley a 5x Super Bowl winner with the 49er's.