US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT)

Increase Your Soccer IQ

Has your daughter’s coach mentioned that it would be GREAT for the players to watch some higher level soccer? Perhaps girls could attend local high school or college games or enjoy a match on television? Players can watch exciting English Premier League games scheduled nearly every weekend, for example, and dramatically increase their soccer IQ. Starting the weekend of April 13-14, fans can also watch National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) regular season games on, NWSL Apps and My Lifetime App. Girls can be encouraged to observe how the pros look over their shoulders, receive the ball, make one-touch passes and move the ball around the field.

It’s an exciting time for women’s soccer as the top NWSL “rock star players”  head towards The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, which will begin on June 7th. Leading up to this exciting tournament, we have a 3-part series of articles to help our players learn more about the United States Women’s National Team and The FIFA World Cup 2019.

Part II.  The US Women’s National Team

Who are these “rock star” players and where do they come from?

The top American players from the National Women’s Soccer League make the 2019 US Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) and have the honor of representing the United States all over the world. The National Team participates in the Olympics and in the FIFA Women’s World Cup along with other international competitions. Coach Jill Ellis has been leading the team since 2014.

The USWNT has been the most successful women’s team in international women’s soccer to date and has celebrated 3 World Cup titles and 4 Olympic gold medals. Coach Jill Ellis will finalize her 23-player squad closer to the 2019 World Cup, but listed here are some players to watch for:

Alyssa Naeher, goalkeeper from Chicago Red Stars; Abby Dahlkemper, Defender from NC Courage; Becky Sauerbrunn, Defender from Utah Royals; Julie Ertz, Midfielder from the Chicago Red Stars; Lindsey Horan, Midfielder from Portland Thorns; Alex Morgan, Forward from Orlando Pride; Mallory Pugh, Forward from Washington Spirit.

Why not coordinate a team viewing party of a live or recorded match? Fox and FS1 will air matches.

The US Women’s National Team is scheduled to play:

June 11, 2019 3 pm ET US vs Thailand

June 16, 2019 12 pm ET US vs Chile

June 20, 2019 3 pm ET US vs Sweden