Australia has named its roster for the upcoming Oct. 20 friendly vs. the United States women’s national team (1:30 p.m. ET, on NBC), consisting of four players who played in the National Women’s Soccer League in 2013.
Lisa De Vanna (Sky Blue FC), Samantha Kerr (Western New York Flash), Kyah Simon (Boston Breakers) and Emily Van-Egmond (Seattle Reign FC) are amongst the 20 players called in by coach Hesterine de Reus to face the United States and former Australia manager Tom Sermanni. The Matildas are ranked No. 8 in the world.
“With the United States being the top team in the world we know that they will put plenty of pressure on us. We need to be able to handle this type of pressure and find out how strong we can be against tough opposition,” de Reus said.
Here is the full roster:
Lisa De Vanna
Brianna Davey (GK)
Lydia Williams (GK)