The U.S. Under-23 Women’s Youth National Team will play its first international matches since the fall of 2019 when a 21-player squad travels to Sweden during the upcoming international break for friendlies against India and the hosts in the Women’s U-23 Three-Nations Tournament.
Part of that 21-player roster are two players with New England connections.
The U.S. will face India on June 25 in Helsingborg, the first-ever match between a U.S. Women’s National Team and the country that will host the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in October. The U.S. will face Sweden on June 28 in Vittsjo. Australia was scheduled to participate in this tournament but withdrew, making it a three-team competition.
The U-23s will be coached by Jené Baclawski, the former long-time technical director of the South Texas Youth Soccer Association and current U.S. Soccer Coach Educator, who also heads U.S. Soccer’s Visa SheBelieves Cup MVP selection committee.