WNT Jul 5, 2010
The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup isn't until next summer, but the U.S. Under-20 Women's National will start the pursuit their dreams in Germany in just about a week and a half as the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup kicks off. FIFA has declared that a country hosting the Women's World Cup must host the U-20 WWC the year before, and this U-20 Women's World Cup is the first in that cycle. The U-20s gathered in Pearl River, N.Y. on July 3 for several days of training before leaving for Europe on July 7. The USA will open the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup against Ghana on July 14 before facing Switzerland on July 17, with both games taking place at the Rudolf-Harbig Stadium in Dresden. The U.S. team will then travel to Bielefeld for its final group match on July 21 against the Korea Republic.
U.S. head coach Jill Ellis addresses the U-20s in their first meeting of pre-World Cup camp
Warming up for the World Cup
This will be the second U-20 Women's World Cup for midfielder Christine Nairn, who was a part of the U.S. team that won the world title in 2008