Carson Pickett replaces Emily Fox on USWNT roster ahead of Spain friendly
CHICAGO – North Carolina Courage defender Carson Pickett will join the U.S. Women’s National Team in Spain as a replacement for defender Emily Fox, who is in concussion protocols after being forced to the leave the match against England on Oct. 7 in the 22nd minute.
Pickett earned her first and thus far only cap for the USWNT on June 28 vs. Colombia in Utah, becoming the first player with a limb difference to play for the USWNT. Pickett was born without her left forearm. Pickett played in 20 games for the Courage this season spanning 1,731 minutes and scored one goal from her outside back position. She also tied for the league lead in assists with six.
After falling to England, 2-1, in a tightly contested match in front of 76,893 fans at Wembley Stadium, the USA has traveled to Spain where it will play the hosts in Pamplona on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at El Sadar Stadium (2:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. local on ESPN2). Spain drew 1-1 with Sweden on Oct. 7 it its first match of this FIFA window.
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB) – USA VS. SPAIN IN PAMPLONA
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Hailie Mace (Kansas City Current), Carson Pickett (North Carolina Courage), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), Savannah DeMelo (Racing Louisville FC), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Jaelin Howell (Racing Louisville FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
FORWARDS (5): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy)
Sophia Smith netted the USA's lone goal.
Goalkeeper Cristina Roque made 10 saves.
UCLA beat Arizona State 4-0 for their 12th win.
Twenty-one players have been selected.
Howell replaces an injured Taylor Kornieck.
The camp is taking place in Chula Vista, CA.