Also in today’s roundup, NWSL releases injury report ahead of this weekend’s slate of games
Henninger has been named to Mexico’s squad and will miss this weekend’s game with the Dash (Photo Copyright Clark Linehan for The Equalizer)
Today, Mexico announced it’s 20-player squad to compete in Barranquilla 2018, the 21st edition of the Central American and Caribbean Games.
The event is set to take place in Barranquilla, Colombia beginning on July 18 through August 3. The games will include 37 participating nations across 400+ different sporting events, including both men’s and women’s soccer.
On the women’s side, defending champions Mexico, along with Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, and Nicaragua will be participating. Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and Jamaica will compete in Group A while Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti and Nicaragua will compete in Group B with the first matches kicking off on July 20. The top two teams from both groups will advance to the semifinals, where the winners of those two matches will compete for the championship.
Full Mexican roster below that will take the field in a week under head coach Roberto Medina.
Goalkeepers (2): Bianca Henninger, Cecilia Santiago
Defenders (6): Rebeca Bernal, Greta Espinoza, Christina Murilo, Jocelyn Orejel, Clarissa Robles, Kenti Robles
Midfielders (7): Nancy Antonio, Cristina Ferral, Yamile Franco, Carolina Jaramilo, Karla Nieto, Nayeli Rangel, Maria Sanchez
Forwards (5): Charlyn Corral, Katie Johnson, Monica Monsivais, Monica Ocampo, Esmeralda Verdugo
Chicago, Orlando with minimal misses ahead of NWSL weekend
Today, the NWSL released the injury report ahead of this weekend’s games. Orlando Pride have a completely clear injury report, while the Chicago Red Stars only have Stephanie McCaffrey listed who’s been battling illness for the better part of the season so far. Bianca Henninger is listed as out on international duty for the Houston Dash as she will be reporting to camp for Mexico, whereas Katie Johnson is not listed for Sky Blue FC even though she’s been called in for Mexico as well, she will be available this weekend. For the Courage, Jess McDonald is out with an excused absence and Jaelene Hinkle, Sam Mewis, and McCall Zerboni are all listed as questionable.
Chicago Red Stars
Out: Stephanie McCaffrey (illness)
Out: Kristie Mewis (left ACL sprain – SEI)
Questionable: Janine Van Wyk (left hamstring strain)
International Duty: Bianca Henninger (MEX)
North Carolina Courage
Out: Liz Eddy (left quadriceps strain – D45), Julie King (left ankle repair), Jessica McDonald (excused absence)
Questionable: Jaelene Hinkle (left quad strain), Samantha Mewis (right knee pain), McCall Zerboni (right ankle sprain)
Out/Questionable/International Duty: none
Portland Thorns FC
Out: Andressinha (right ankle sprain), Caitlin Foord (right lis franc repair), Meg Morris (left hip pain – SEI), Midge
Purce (right ankle sprain)
Seattle Reign FC
Out: Yael Averbuch (illness), Kiersten Dallstream (left quad strain)
Questionable: Elizabeth Addo (right knee strain), Rumi Utsugi (left calf strain)
Sky Blue FC
Out: Michaela Abam (left knee tendinitis), Jen Hoy (right knee sprain), Raquel Rodriguez (back spasms)
Questionable: Rebekah Stott (back strain)
Utah Royals FC
Out: Alex Arlitt (left knee strain – SEI), Makenzy Doniak (left knee ACL tear – SEI), Mandy Laddish (right hip contusion – SEI), Kelley O’Hara (right hamstring strain), Becky Sauerbrunn (left leg irritation), Elise Thorsnes (left hamstring strain)