CHICAGO (Oct. 1, 2022) – Racing Louisville FC midfielder Jaelin Howell will replace San Diego Wave midfielder Taylor Kornieck on the 24-player BioSteel Training Camp Roster for U.S. Women’s National Team ahead of its upcoming friendly matches against England and Spain. Kornieck has been out ruled due to an ankle injury.
The USA will face England on Friday, Oct. 7 at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London (3 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. local on FOX) followed by a match against Spain on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at El Sadar Stadium in Pamplona (2:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. local on ESPN2).
Howell, 22, has five caps and one goal for the USWNT and was most recently in camp in June of this year in the lead-up to the 2022 Concacaf W Championship. Howell’s most recent cap came in Columbus, Ohio on April 9 against Uzbekistan, a match in which she came on at halftime and scored her first international goal at the senior level, lobbing the goalkeeper with a picture-perfect volley in the 64th minute. She was the 111th different player to score for the USWNT.
Against the Netherlands in November of 2020, Howell, along with her former youth club and Youth National Team teammate Sophia Smith, became the second and first players, respectively, born after the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup to earn full National Team caps. She also saw action at the SheBelieves Cup in both 2021 and 2022, helping the USA to victories in both tournaments.
Howell played for the USA in the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup and the 2016 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup. She was the second overall pick in the 2022 NWSL Draft out of Florida State and is a two-time winner of the MAC Hermann Trophy as college soccer’s top player.
She has played in 21 matches for Racing this year, all starts, and has logged 1,812 minutes at defensive midfield while adding two assists.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position (Club) – October European Tour:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Hailie Mace (Kansas City Current), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), Savannah DeMelo (Racing Louisville FC), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Jaelin Howell (Racing Louisville FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
FORWARDS (6): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy)