The group stage of the NWSL Challenge Cup wrapped up on Monday night, with the North Carolina Courage finishing with a perfect 4-0 record.
The knockout field is set with all eight teams advancing to the quarterfinals, which kick off on July 17 out in Utah. Despite the schedule congestion, veterans have remained in the frame for the significant amount of playing time.
However, there have been a handful of rookies to earn time and make an impact throughout their first four games of professional soccer. Below are the top five rookies by minutes played at the Challenge Cup.