Connect with us


Olivia Moultrie earns first senior USWNT call-up for games vs. Colombia

Becky Sauerbrunn and Sophia Smith are back from injury; 18-year-old Jaedyn Shaw also returns

© Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

The U.S. women’s national team has their roster set for the upcoming October friendlies against Colombia. The U.S. will travel 27 players to Sandy, Utah, and San Diego, California, for matches on Oct. 26 and Oct. 29, respectively.

Twila Kilgore, the U.S. interim head coach, called up two 18-year-old players. Olivia Moultrie earned her first senior call-up. The Portland Thorns midfielder has represented the U.S. at the youth levels. Jaedyn Shaw also earned her second senior call-up after joining camp in September (she did not feature in either game). Both players represented the U.S. U-20 team at the U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

Also returning to the national team are Becky Sauerbrunn, who missed the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup with a foot injury, and Sophia Smith, who missed the September window with a knee injury. Both players have suited up in recent weeks for the Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League.

“I was very impressed and pleased with the focus, energy and dedication of the players to prepare for the two games against South Africa in September and I’m expecting the same for this camp, even if we’ll only have a few training days together,” Kilgore said.

“Once again, this roster is a mix of the players from the World Cup team who are fit to play international minutes, players trying to establish themselves in the environment and players who are taking a next step in their growth through this experience with the senior national team. All of these players are excited for the future and for these two tough tests against Colombia, which is a team we might see in the Olympics next year.”

U.S. women’s national team roster by position (Club; Caps/Goals) – October friendlies vs. Colombia

GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit; 1), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 15), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 96)

DEFENDERS (9): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 27/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 138/24), Emily Fox (North Carolina Courage; 35/1), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 22/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 31/0), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 40/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 216/0), Emily Sonnett (OL Reign; 79/2), M.A. Vignola (Angel City FC; 1/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC; 4/0), Savannah DeMelo (Racing Louisville FC; 4/0), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 135/29), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 26/3), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 51/3)

FORWARDS (9): Mia Fishel (Chelsea FC, ENG; 1/0), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 20/5), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 213/121), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 24/4), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 24/6), Jaedyn Shaw (San Diego Wave FC; 0/0), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 34/14), Alyssa Thompson (Angel City FC; 7/0), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 57/17)

Want even more women’s sports coverage?

Subscribers to The Equalizer save 50% on their subscription to our partner publication, The IX. This newsletter has experts covering the latest news in women’s soccer, tennis, basketball, golf, hockey and gymnastics. Each sport has its own day, which means you’ll receive The IX in your inbox six days a week.

Your account


More in USWNT