U18 WNT roster named for Switzerland trip

U18 WNT roster named for Switzerland trip
by U.S. Soccer
March 27, 2018

The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will travel to Switzerland from March 31-April 11 for a training camp and two games against the Switzerland U-19 WNT.

U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Jaime Frias has brought a team that features 13 players born in 2000, which is the birth year for this year’s U-18 WNT, and seven players born in 2000, which is the U-19 WNT birth year for 2018.

The U.S. will meet the Swiss first on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. ET (4 p.m. local) at Stadium Hessgut-Liebefeld in Köniz. The teams will meet again on Tuesday, April 10 at 7 a.m. ET (1 p.m. Local) at Tissot Arena in Biel. Fans can watch a live stream of both matches here.

The roster is almost evenly split between youth club players (11) and colleges players (9).

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Claudia Dickey (Charlotte SA; Charlotte, N.C.), Meagan McClelland (Sky Blue-PDA; Kearny, N.J.)                                                     

DEFENDERS (6): Maycee Bell (Sporting Blue Valley; Overland Park, Kan.), Messiah Bright (Solar SC; DeSoto, Texas), Madelyn Desiano (UCLA; San Clemente; Calif.), Anna Heilferty (Boston University; Falls Church, Va.), Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush; Albuquerque, N.M.), Emily Smith (California; Los Gatos, Calif.) 

MIDFIELDERS (6): Chardonnay Curran (Oregon; Ewa Beach, Hawaii), Emily Gray (Penn Fusion SA; Sewell, N.J.), Madison Murnin (UCF; Jacksonville, Fla.), Jenna Nighswonger (LAFC Slammers; Huntington Beach, Calif.), Delanie Sheehan (UCLA; Brentwood, Calif.), Sakura Yoshida (Reign Academy; Redmond, Wash.) 

FORWARDS (6): Aleigh Gambone (McLean Youth Soccer; Clifton, Va.), Rachel Jones (NTH Tophat; Lawrenceville, Ga.), Taylor Malham (Arkansas; Broken Arrow, Ark.), Yazmeen Ryan (TCU; Norman, Okla.), Loren Sefcik (Internationals SC; Medina, Ohio), Summer Yates (Pacific Northwest SC; Pasco, Wash.)        

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