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U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team

2019 Thorns Spring Invitational - March 24-30 - Portland, Ore.

PLAYER POS. HT. BIRTHDATE HOMETOWN CLUB/COLLEGE
D Wichita, Kan. Sporting KC
D 5-7 Fair Haven, N.J. PDA Slammers
M 5-5 Bellflower, Calif. USC
M 5-3 Fairdale, Ky. Jovanon SC
D 5-5 Ashburn, Va. UNC
D 5-5 San Jose, Calif. California Thorns FC
F 5-5 Anaheim, Calif. So Cal Blues
M 5-8 Windsor, Colo. Real Colorado
GK 5-9 Surfside, Fla. Virginia
F San Diego, Calif. Stanford
GK 5-9 Jacksonville, Florida Virginia Tech
D Huntington Beach, Calif. Slammers FC
D 5-0 Santa Barbra, California Stanford
M 5-5 Durham, N.C. NTH Tophat
D 5-8 Fairfax Station, Va. BRYC Elite
F 5-4 Monrovia, Calif. UCLA
D 5-8 Colorado Springs, Colo. Pride Soccer Club
M 5-10 Pullman, Wash. Washington State

2019 Thorns Spring Invitational - March 24-30 - Portland, Ore.

Position:Defender

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Wichita, Kan.

Club:Sporting KC

Position:Defender

Height:5-7

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Fair Haven, N.J.

Club:PDA Slammers

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Bellflower, Calif.

Club:USC

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-3

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Fairdale, Ky.

Club:Jovanon SC

Position:Defender

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Ashburn, Va.

Club:UNC

Position:Defender

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:San Jose, Calif.

Club:California Thorns FC

Position:Forward

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Anaheim, Calif.

Club:So Cal Blues

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Windsor, Colo.

Club:Real Colorado

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Surfside, Fla.

Club:Virginia

Position:Forward

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:San Diego, Calif.

Club:Stanford

Position:Goalkeeper

Height:5-9

Birthdate:

Position:Goalkeeper

Hometown:Jacksonville, Florida

Club:Virginia Tech

Position:Defender

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Huntington Beach, Calif.

Club:Slammers FC

Position:Defender

Height:5-0

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Santa Barbra, California

Club:Stanford

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-5

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Durham, N.C.

Club:NTH Tophat

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Fairfax Station, Va.

Club:BRYC Elite

Position:Forward

Height:5-4

Birthdate:

Position:Forward

Hometown:Monrovia, Calif.

Club:UCLA

Position:Defender

Height:5-8

Birthdate:

Position:Defender

Hometown:Colorado Springs, Colo.

Club:Pride Soccer Club

Position:Midfielder

Height:5-10

Birthdate:

Position:Midfielder

Hometown:Pullman, Wash.

Club:Washington State

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2019 U.S. Open Cup Second Round Pairings and Host Scenarios Released

CHICAGO (April 17, 2019) – The Second Round pairings and host scenarios have been set for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's National Championship. On May 14 & 15, 25 professional teams from the USL Championship (Division II) will enter the tournament, with 19 of these clubs playing against winners from the First Round of games scheduled for May 7 & 8, while the remaining six pro clubs will face a fellow Division II squad. The exact dates and times for each Second Round matchup will be announced at a later date.

The Third Round, set for May 29, will pit the 22 Second Round winners against one another in regionally determined action, with the opportunity on the line to face a Division I club in the Fourth Round on June 12 when Major League Soccer teams enter the competition. 

Home teams for each round are determined by a random selection process among those clubs that have applied to host and whose venues meet the minimum tournament requirements.

Every game of the 2019 U.S. Open Cup from the First Round through the Final will be available for fans to watch on ESPN+.

2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule

Second Round – May 14 & 15

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

TBD

Hartford Athletic (USLC) vs. New York Cosmos B (NPSL)/Black Rock FC (USLL2) winner

TBD

Al-Marzook Field (Univ. of Hartford); Hartford, Conn.

FC Motown (NPSL) vs. Memphis 901 FC (USLC)

Ranger Stadium (Drew University); Madison, N.J.

   -or-

Memphis 901 FC (USLC) vs. New York Red Bulls U23 (USLL2)

AutoZone Park; Memphis, Tenn.

Erie Commodores FC (NPSL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC)

McConnell Family Stadium (Gannon Univ.); Erie, Pa.

   -or-

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USLL2)

Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.

FC Baltimore (NPSL) vs. Birmingham Legion FC (USLC)

Homewood Field (Johns Hopkins Univ.); Baltimore, Md.

   -or-

Birmingham Legion FC (USLC) vs. West Chester Predators (Pa.)

BBVA Compass Field; Birmingham, Ala.

Indy Eleven (USLC) vs. Lansing Ignite FC (USLL1)/AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL) winner

Sellick Bowl; Indianapolis, Ind.

North Carolina FC (USLC) vs. Richmond Kickers (USLL1)/Virginia United (Va.) winner

Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

Louisville City FC (USLC) vs. Reading United AC (USLL2)/Philadelphia Lone Star FC (NPSL) winner

Lynn Stadium (Univ. of Louisville); Louisville, Ky.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

TBD

Greenville Triumph SC (USLL1) vs. Charleston Battery (USLC)

TBD

Legacy Early College Field; Greenville, S.C.

   -or-

Charleston Battery (USLC) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC (USLL1)

MUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, S.C.

Tampa Bay Rowdies (USLC) vs. Lakeland Tropics (USLL2)/The Villages SC (USLL2) winner

Al Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, Fla.

Nashville SC (USLC) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 (USLL2)/ Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (USLL1) winner

Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium (Middle Tennessee State Univ.); Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Charlotte Independence (USLC) vs. Miami FC (NPSL)/Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.) winner

Mecklenburg County Sportsplex; Matthews, N.C.

Central Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

TBD

Des Moines Menace (USLL2) vs. Saint Louis FC (USLC)

TBD

Cownie Soccer Park; Des Moines, Iowa

   -or-

Saint Louis FC (USLC) vs. Duluth FC (NPSL)

World Wide Technology Soccer Park; Fenton, Mo.

OKC Energy FC (USLC) vs. Little Rock Rangers (NPSL)/NTX Rayados (Texas) winner

John Crain Field (Univ. of Oklahoma); Norman, Okla.

Austin Bold FC (USLC) vs. Tulsa Roughnecks (USLC)

Bold Stadium; Del Valle, Texas

San Antonio FC (USLC) vs. Laredo Heat SC (NPSL)/Brazos Valley Cavalry FC (USLL2) winner

Toyota Field; San Antonio, Texas

El Paso Locomotive FC (USLC) vs. Bavarian SC (Wis.)/Forward Madison FC (USLL1) winner

Southwest University Ballpark; El Paso, Texas

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USLC) vs. Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL)/FC Denver (Colo.) winner

Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colo.

Phoenix Rising FC (USLC) vs. New Mexico United (USLC)

Casino Arizona Field; Scottsdale, Ariz.

West Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

TBD

Academica SC (Calif.) vs. Frenso FC (USLC)

TBD

Academica Field; Turlock, Calif.

   -or-

El Farolito (NPSL) vs. Frenso FC (USLC)

Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) vs. Reno 1868 FC (USLC)

Papa Murphy's Park; Sacramento, Calif.

Las Vegas Lights FC (USLC) vs. Cal FC (Calif.)/FC Mulhouse Portland (NPSL) winner

Cashman Field; Las Vegas, Nev.

Orange County SC (USLC) vs. Orange County FC (NPSL)/FC Golden State Force (USLL2) winner

Orange County Great Park – Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.

First Round – May 7 & 8

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

May 7

Richmond Kickers (USLL1) vs. Virginia United (Va.)

7 p.m. ET

City Stadium; Richmond, Va.

May 7^

New York Red Bulls U23 (USLL2) vs. FC Motown (NPSL)

7 p.m. ET

New York Red Bulls Training Facility; East Hanover, N.J.

May 7^

FC Baltimore (NPSL) vs. West Chester Predators (Pa.)

7:45 p.m. ET

Homewood Field (Johns Hopkins Univ.); Baltimore, Md.

May 8

Erie Commodores FC (NPSL) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USLL2)

7 p.m. ET

McConnell Family Stadium (Gannon Univ.); Erie, Pa.

May 8

Lansing Ignite FC (USLL1) vs. AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL)

7 p.m. ET

Cooley Law School Stadium; Lansing, Mich.

May 8

Reading United AC (USLL2) vs. Philadelphia Lone Star FC (NPSL)

7 p.m. ET

Alvernia University Stadium; Reading, Pa.

May 8*

New York Cosmos B (NPSL) vs. Black Rock FC (USLL2)

7:30 p.m. ET

Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium (Columbia Univ.); New York, N.Y.

* Date changed 4/11

^ Time changed 4/16

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

May 7

Lakeland Tropics (USLL2) vs. The Villages SC (USLL2)

7 p.m. ET

Lake Myrtle Sports Complex; Auburndale, Fla.

May 7

South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 (USLL2) vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (USLL1)

8 p.m. ET

Erk Russell Park (Georgia Southern Univ.); Statesboro, Ga.

May 8

Greenville Triumph SC (USLL1) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC (USLL1)

7 p.m. ET

Legacy Early College Field; Greenville, S.C.

May 8

Miami FC (NPSL) vs. Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.)

7 p.m. ET

Buccaneer Field (Barry Univ.); Miami Shores, Fla.

Central Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

May 7

Bavarian SC (Wis.) vs. Forward Madison FC (USLL1)

7:30 p.m. CT

Uihlein Soccer Park; Milwaukee, Wis.

May 7*

Laredo Heat SC (NPSL) vs. Brazos Valley Cavalry FC (USLL2)

8:15 p.m. CT

Texas A&M International Univ.; Laredo, Texas

May 8

Little Rock Rangers (NPSL) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas)

7 p.m. CT

Episcopal Collegiate School; Little Rock, Ark.

May 8

Des Moines Menace (USLL2) vs. Duluth FC (NPSL)

7:30 p.m. CT

Cownie Soccer Park; Des Moines, Iowa

May 8

Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL) vs. FC Denver (Colo.)

7:30 p.m. CT

Grande Communications Stadium; Midland, Texas

* Date changed 4/11

West Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

May 7

Academica SC (Calif.) vs. El Farolito (NPSL)

7:30 p.m. PT

Academica Field; Turlock, Calif.

May 7

Cal FC (Calif.) vs. FC Mulhouse Portland (NPSL)

7:30 p.m. PT

Calabasas High School; Calabasas, Calif.

May 7

Orange County FC (NPSL) vs. FC Golden State Force (USLL2)

7:30 p.m. PT

Orange County Great Park – Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.

Third Round – May 29*

Fourth Round – June 12*

Round of 16 – June 19* (also June 18-23 if home team chooses and visiting team has at least three non-game days on each side of chosen date, with any overlap of U.S. MNT Gold Cup games on June 18 and June 22 disallowed)

Quarterfinals – July 10*

Semifinals – August 7*

Final – August 27 or 28

* Any game from the Fourth Round through to the Semifinal Round where one of the participants has a league game the following Friday will be moved up a day (exception to this occurs when the team's opponent is scheduled for a league game the preceding Sunday; in this case, the provisions in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Handbook to determine the match date will prevail). In addition, any game chosen by U.S. Soccer to be broadcast nationally in any round is subject to being moved up a day. The Commissioner has the authority to set outside of the confirmed schedule the date for any match if such a change is in the best interests of the tournament.

This year's winning team will receive $300,000, a berth in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.

The Houston Dynamo is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion, having earned the club’s first tournament title with a 3-0 victory against the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 26, 2018 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer's National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 105 consecutive years dating from 1914. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

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Three U.S. Soccer Referees Selected to Serve at 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France

CHICAGO (April 9, 2019)— U.S. Soccer FIFA Referee Katja Koroleva and Assistant Referees Kathryn Nesbitt and Felisha Mariscal have been selected as match officials for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. FIFA announced 74 match officials from all six confederations will officiate the competition, which begins June 7 in Paris.

“Katja, Kathryn and Felisha’s selections to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup represent another major accomplishment in their careers,” said Rick Eddy, U.S. Soccer Director of Referee Development. “From their early days as U.S. Soccer match officials, all three demonstrated unlimited potential. I’ve had the privilege to watch them rise through the ranks of refereeing to the professional and international level. We wish Katja, Kathryn and Felisha a successful World Cup experience.”

Koroleva and Nesbitt have previously refereed FIFA Youth World Cup tournaments, but this summer will mark Mariscal’s debut on the world stage. The trio were three of the 24 U.S. Soccer referees named in January to the 2019 FIFA Panel, the world’s highest level of officiating. Selection grants the 24 officials the opportunity to referee at the highest levels of international soccer.

Koroleva previously officiated at the historic 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan. A member of the FIFA Panel since 2014, she has also refereed at the Pan-American Games and an NWSL Championship match.

Hailing from a family of referees, Mariscal has been a professional match official since 2009 and first earned selection to the FIFA Panel in 2014. Since, she has run the sideline at the 2016 Concacaf Olympic Qualifying Championship, the Algarve Cup and an NASL Final.

Nesbitt’s selection as an assistant referee comes after serving at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. Named to the FIFA Panel for the first time in 2016, Nesbitt also refereed the 2016 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Referees from Canada, Honduras, Jamaica and Mexico will also represent Concacaf at the Women’s World Cup. FIFA selects its best match officials from around the world for FIFA competitions. This tournament will mark the first time that Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used during a FIFA women’s event. Fifteen VAR officials will assist at the competition in France.

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