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USWNT schedule 2023: World Cup roster set to drop week of June 19

Lynn Williams and the USWNT are gearing up for the World Cup in July. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

The U.S. women’s national team is getting ready to reveal its roster for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The USWNT will open its training camp in California on June 26. The team is expected to announce its roster during the week of June 19, though players will find out if they made the cut on June 15, the Washington Post’s Steven Goff reported.

After the training camp, the two-time reigning World Cup champions will face Wales in a send-off match on July 9 before traveling to the tournament. The World Cup will kick off on July 20.

So far in 2023, the USWNT has gone 7-0 in international friendlies. The squad kicked off the year with two resounding wins against World Cup co-host New Zealand, then swept its three games in the SheBelieves Cup and its next two friendlies against Ireland.

Here’s everything you need to know about the rest of the USWNT’s 2023 schedule.

World Cup preparation

  • Monday, June 19
  • Monday, June 26
    • The NWSL will release World Cup players for national team duties, and the USWNT will begin its training camp in California.
  • Sunday, July 9 — 4 p.m. ET (TNT)
    • United States vs. Wales (PayPal Park, San Jose, Calif.)

World Cup

The USWNT will play three group-stage matches at the World Cup, one against each of its opponents in Group E.

Group E includes the team the United States beat in the 2019 World Cup final, the Netherlands. Still, USWNT legend Julie Foudy said the USWNT landed a “very winnable group.”

  • Friday, July 21 — 9 p.m. ET
    • United States vs. Vietnam (Eden Park, Auckland)
  • Wednesday, July 26 — 9 p.m. ET
    • United States vs. Netherlands (Wellington Regional)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 1 — 3 a.m. ET
    • United States vs. Portugal (Eden Park, Auckland)

Should the USWNT advance from the group stage, the knockout round will start Aug. 5. The round of 16 runs from Aug. 5-8, followed by the quarterfinals from Aug. 10-12 and then the semifinals from Aug. 15-16.

The championship match is set for Aug. 20 in Sydney, with the third-place match one day earlier in Brisbane.