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Youth WNT May 27, 2024

U.S. U-19 Women’s Youth National Team opens training camp in Spain

CHICAGO – U.S. U-19 Women’s Youth National Team head coach Carrie Kveton has selected a 20-player roster that will travel to Alicante, Spain for a training camp and two matches against the hosts.

The USA will face Spain’s U-19s on May 31 (Noon local time / 6 a.m. ET) at and June 3 (11 a.m. local time / 5 a.m. ET) with both games being played at Estadio Municipal Guillermo Amor. Both matches will be streamed live on the Spain FA’s Youtube page and will be available to watch in the United States.

Spain is currently setting the standard for women’s international soccer. Spain is the reigning FIFA U-20 and U-17 Women’s World Cup champions as well as winning the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup last summer.

Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2005, are age-eligible for this U-19 WYNT cycle. For this camp, Kveton selected nine players born in 2005 and 11 born in 2006. All players in the U-19 WYNT player pool are age-eligible for the upcoming 2024 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, set for September in Colombia.

The roster features nine college players and 11 youth club players. Seven players on the roster helped the USA win the bronze medal at the 2023 Pan American Games in Chile, where the U-19 WYNT put on a strong showing against senior national teams from around North and South America. Four players represented the USA at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India.

U.S. U-19 WYNT ROSTER – TRAINING CAMP – SPAIN

Goalkeepers (2): Sonoma Kasica (Florida Premier FC; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Kealey Titmuss (Penn State; Grand Blanc, Mich.)

Defenders (6): Aven Alvarez (North Carolina Courage FC; New Hill, N.C.), Hailey Baumann (Wisconsin; South Lyon, Mich.), Reese Klein (Florida United SC; Cooper City, Fla.), Cameron Roller (Duke; Sherman, Texas), Sammy Smith (Boise Timbers Thorns FC; Boise, Idaho), Kiera Staude (Georgia; Atlanta, Ga.)

Midfielders (6): Mia Bhuta (Stanford; Pittsburgh, Pa.), Addison Halpern (PDA; Middlesex, N.J.), Shae Harvey (Stanford; Hermosa Beach, Calif.), Joelle Jung (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Grace Restovich (St. Louis Scott Gallagher; St. Louis, Mo.), Linda Ullmark (Western New York Flash; Buffalo, N.Y.)

Forwards (6): Izzy Engle (Minnesota Thunder; Edina, Minn.), Ava McDonald (FC Dallas; Allen, Texas), Miri O’Donnell (MVLA SC; San Ramon, Calif.), Mia Oliaro (Duke; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Jaden Thomas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas), Bella Winn (UCLA; Ridgewood, N.J.)

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • The seven players who represented the USA at the Pan American Games last fall are Aven Alvarez, Sonoma Kasica, Ava McDonald, Grace Restovich, Sammy Smith, Kealey Titmuss and Amalia Villarreal. It was the first time that U.S. Soccer has sent a women’s team to the Pan American Games since 2007.
  • Villarreal led the U.S. in scoring with four goals, including the first goal in the bronze medal match vs. Argentina and a brace in the group opener vs. Bolivia. McDonald also added a hat trick vs. Bolivia.
  • Mia Bhuta, Cameron Roller, Sammy Smith and Villarreal all represented the USA at the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
  • Nine youth clubs and six colleges are represented on the roster. Three players come from Stanford, while two play collegiately at Duke.

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