WNT Jun 5, 2011
After playing the second 45 minutes against Mexico today with no issues, U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage confirmed that defender Heather Mitts has earned a spot on the final 21-player Women's World cup roster. Today's match was just the second of 2011 for Mitts, who played in the opening game of the year against Sweden, but then struggled with hamstring injuries for most of the next few months. She was named to the Women's World Cup roster on May 9, but then had another niggling injury that put her status in doubt for a few weeks. Even though she has 116 caps, this will be the first Women's World Cup for Mitts. If she plays in a match, at age 33, she will be the oldest U.S. player ever to debut in a Women's World Cup. Congrats to Mitzy!