USA U-16 women’s national team travel to Sweden for UEFA development tournament

CHICAGO – The United States Women’s National Under-16 Team will face Norway, France and Sweden at a UEFA development tournament in Bieknige, Sweden, May 14-24.

United States Women’s National Under-17 Team Head Coach Natalia Astrain will coach the team in the friendly competition. Astrain are currently guiding the WYNT U-17 in World Cup qualifying at the Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in the Dominican Republic.

Players born on or after January 1, 2006 are eligible for the tournament and the 20 players destined to Sweden were born in 2006.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Caroline Birkel (St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC; St. Louis, Mo.), Kealey Titmuss (Nationals; Tall White, Michigan)

DEFENDERS (6): Elizabeth Boamah (ALBION SC San Diego; San Diego, CA), Jordyn Bugg (San Diego Surf; El Cajon, CA), Cassidy Corcione (PDA; Howell, NJ), Reese Klein (Florida United, Cooper City, FL). ), Tabitha Sine (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas), Carla Small (IMG Academy; Waipahu, Hawaii)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Kendall Bodak (NEFC; Monson, Mass.), Ines Derrien (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Eleanor Klinger (Internationals SC; Pepper Pike, Ohio), Grace Restovich (St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC; St. Louis Mo .), Avery Robinson (Florida Elite; St. John’s, Fla.)

FORWARDS (7): Emeri Adames (Solar SC; Red Oak, TX), Sophia Bradley (PDA; Wayne, NJ), Sophia Brelage (Florida United; Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Addison Hess (TSJ FC Virginia; South Riding, Va.), Ava McDonald (FC Dallas; Allen, TX), Nevaeh Peregrina (LA Roca FC; Ogden, Utah), Kennedy Roesch (San Diego Surf; San Diego, CA)

The U-16 WYNT group of players are also eligible for the U-17 WYNT, which aims to compete in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 in India later this year.

These matches mark WYNT U-16’s first international fixtures since taking part in a UEFA development tournament in England in February 2020, just before the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the US U-17 Men’s Youth National simultaneously participated in a UEFA development tournament in England and will participate in a UEFA tournament in Portugal while the U-16 WYNT are in Sweden.

The 20 players on the US U-16 roster come from 15 different youth clubs, led by three from San Diego Surf and two from Florida United, PDA in New Jersey and St. Louis Scott Gallagher SC. Twelve states are represented on the roster, with the most players – four – coming from California. IMG Academy defender Carla Small is a rare, but increasingly common, USYNT callup from the state of Hawaii.

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