The U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team, fresh off a four-games in four days camp in College Station, Texas, returned to the field on Sunday (March 19) at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
U.S. head coach Tim Schulz called 22 players to the HDC where they will play up to nine matches, including scrimmages against local college teams Long Beach State (March 20 at 5 p.m.), Pepperdine (March 23 at 5 p.m.), Loyola Marymount (March 24 at 5 p.m.), San Diego State (March 25 at Noon) and USC (March 25 at 2 p.m.).
The U-20s will also scrimmage the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team, which will be in camp at the same time, in a split-squad match on March 21 at 5 and 7 p.m.
Schulz will be without several of his top players as the roster continues to rotate to give the college students more time to focus on school. Schulz will be without defender Stephanie Lopez, who made her first-ever start for the full Women’s National Team on March 13 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal, as defenders Stephanie Logterman and Jordan Angeli, midfielder Amanda Poach and forward Amy Rodriguez, who also played for the senior side at the Algarve Cup.
Schulz will bring 12 players to camp who were a part of the U.S. team that won the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Mexico at the end of January.
U.S. U-20 WNT Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Joanna Haig (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.), Jamie Klages (Coronado, Calif.);
DEFENDERS (7): Carrie Dew (Encinitas, Calif.), Ariel Harris (Holly Springs, N.C.), Megan Holmes (Timonium, Md.), Nikki Kryzsik (Clifton, N.J.), Lauren Switzer (St. Charles, Ill.), Brittany Taylor (Campbell Hall, N.Y.), Sara Wagenfuhr (Colorado Springs, Colo.);
MIDFIELDERS (8): Danesha Adams (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Yael Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Brittany Bock (Naperville, Ill.), Natalie Capuano (Aston, Pa.), Tina DiMartino (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Katie Larkin (Draper, Utah), Allie Long (East Northport, N.Y.);
FORWARDS (5): Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Kelley O’Hara (Fayetteville, Ga.), Jessica Okoroafo (Sylvania, Ohio), Jessica Rostedt (Kent, Ohio), Katie Schulz (Peachtree City, Ga.).
U.S. U-20 WNT Schedule
Date Opponent Kickoff
March 20 Long Beach State 5 p.m. PT
March 21 U-21 WNT 12 p.m. PT
March 21 U-21 WNT 2 p.m. PT
March 23 Pepperdine 5 p.m. PT
March 24 LMU 5 p.m. PT
March 25 SDSU 12 p.m. PT
March 25 USC 2 p.m. PT