After a two-year hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Under-23 Women’s Youth National Team will return to the Thorns Preseason Tournament, at which it will play three NWSL teams over seven days.
There are three players with New England ties that have been named to the 22-player U.S. roster. The team will be coached by newly appointed USWNT assistant coach Twila Kilgore, who also ran the U.S. U-23 WYNT’s January training camp in Austin, Texas. USWNT goalkeeper coach Philip Poole will handle the goalkeeper coaching duties for this camp.
The U.S. U-23s are taking part in the Thorns Preseason Tournament for the fourth time and first since 2019. All the matches will take place at Providence Park, home of Portland Thorns FC. USA opens against the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, March 5 (2:30 p.m.). The tournament continues on Tuesday, March 8 with USA facing the Thorns (7:30 p.m.). The friendly competition will finish on Friday, March 11 as USA faces OL Reign (5 p.m.).
Here’s more on the three New England players selected to the roster.