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Projecting a USWNT camp with no World Cup players

The United States women’s national team victory tour, 2019 edition, has one series left, and that means only two games remaining for head coach Jill Ellis before a new coach is appointed and the team gets back down to business for Olympic qualifiers.

We’ve discussed who the new coach might be and what input the players could have, but what of the players themselves — that overworked, half injured, exhausted group of 23 women who are all gearing up for another grueling tournament year?

Frankly, they could use a break, and with a new head honcho (hopefully sooner rather than later), the dual friendlies scheduled for November offer a unique opportunity: let the World Cup winners have a break, and call in a camp full of players that missed out on the tournament. It’s never going to happen, but, with one eye on youth, I took a shot at what that might look like.

GOALKEEPERS

Aubrey Bledsoe, Jane Campbell, Casey Murphy

Keepers are generally an older group, and the current U.S. trio is no exception…

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