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.
Bay Area, here we come! Send-Off Match, presented by @Visa 🇺🇸 USA vs Wales 🏴📆 July 9⌚️ 4 PM ET📍 San Jose, CAMore Details » https://t.co/KwHMERAoBR pic.twitter.com/88ahH3udbj— U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (@USWNT) April 11, 2023
Bay Area, here we come! Send-Off Match, presented by @Visa 🇺🇸 USA vs Wales 🏴📆 July 9⌚️ 4 PM ET📍 San Jose, CAMore Details » https://t.co/KwHMERAoBR pic.twitter.com/88ahH3udbj
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.”
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.
Getting acquainted with our base camp for the 2023 @FIFAWWC ⛺️ pic.twitter.com/MAiYYbbd8y— U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (@USWNT) January 20, 2023
Getting acquainted with our base camp for the 2023 @FIFAWWC ⛺️ pic.twitter.com/MAiYYbbd8y