In the first Women’s Nike International Friendlies held in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team will face Brazil, England and Finland. The USA, Brazil and England will bring teams of players born in 1998 or later while Finland will feature players born in 1997 and later. The USA and Brazil will use the tournament to further preparations for qualifying for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France. England has already qualified while Finland did not earn a berth to France. U20 ROSTER
The tournaments will feature six doubleheaders, with the USA playing in the evening games on each match day. All matches will be streamed on ussoccer.com.
|U20 Womens Schedule|
|Thu Dec 7||2:00 pm||Brazil vs. Finland|
|Thu Dec 7||5:30 pm||USA vs. England|
|Sat Dec 9||2:00 pm||England vs. Brazil|
|Sat Dec 9||5:30 pm||USA vs. Finland|
|Mon Dec 11||2:00 pm||Finland vs. England|
|Mon Dec 11||5:30 pm||USA vs. Brazil|
The Development Academy Winter Showcase will once again take place alongside the Nike Friendlies at Premier Sport Campus and will include 69 clubs from each of the three Girls’ Academy age groups: Under-15, Under-16/17 and Under-18/19. There will be featured Academy showcase games streamed live in addition to the Nike Friendlies, with the Dec. 6, 8 and 10 Girls’ matchups to be announced on ussoccerda.com.
The U-20 U.S. WNT has had an excellent year of preparation, taking three trips to Europe – to Spain, England and Germany – while conducting three domestic training camps, one of which included two games against the Japan U-20 WNT. The Nike Friendlies will mark the final international matches of the year for the U.S. team, but it will convene in Florida for a training camp at the end of the year. That will be the last preparation before the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship being held in Trinidad & Tobago from Jan. 18-28.
At that tournament, the USA was drawn into Group B with Nicaragua, Mexico and the first-place finisher from the Caribbean pre-qualifying. The top three finishers qualify for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in France.