The U.S. girls’s nationwide staff will face Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria in three June friendlies, U.S. Soccer confirmed on Thursday.
All three matches will happen in Texas, with the USWNT going through Portugal on June 10 and Jamaica on June 13 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, with a recreation towards Nigeria on June 16 at Q2 Stadium in Austin.
The video games, which U.S. Soccer is asking the “Summer time Collection” would be the closing matches earlier than head coach Vlatko Andonovski names his 18-player Olympic roster.
What was stated?
“In these Covid occasions, we’re grateful that U.S. Soccer has been capable of manage a schedule of video games for us to arrange for the Olympics and getting these three throughout the Summer time Collection towards groups we don’t play fairly often can be essential in serving to us make the ultimate selections on the Olympic staff,” Andonovski stated in a news release.
“Selecting the Olympic staff has been an extended course of, with a giant break within the center, however we’ll take all the knowledge from our trainings, the nationwide staff video games and membership matches so we are able to make the perfect selections to present our staff the perfect probability for achievement in Japan.”
Olympics on the horizon
After the USWNT performed April friendlies at Sweden and France, these matches symbolize the ultimate alternatives for gamers to impress Andonovski earlier than he names his Olympic squad.
The three Summer time Collection video games can be adopted by two send-off friendlies in early July after the 18-player roster for Tokyo is confirmed.
The USWNT has drawn Sweden, Australia and New Zealand within the Olympic group stage, which kicks off on July 21.
In Japan, Andonovski’s aspect can be seeking to banish recollections of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the place they have been eradicated by Sweden within the quarter-finals to see them fail to medal for the primary time since girls’s soccer was launched on the Olympics in 1996.