CARSON, Calif. (June 30, 2010) — U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team head coach Bill Irwin will bring 18 players to Leicester, England, from July 3-13 for a tournament that also features the U-23 sides from England, Norway and Sweden.

For years, the summertime destination of the U.S. U-23s (formally U-21s) was the annual Nordic Cup, but as that historically eight-team tournament has not been held the past two years, this competition will serve as the team’s end-of-the-year programming before the players head off to their college pre-season camps.

The USA will face England on July 7, Norway on July 9 and Sweden on July 12. Irwin’s roster features some of the nation’s top college players, perhaps some top picks in next year’s Women’s Professional Soccer draft and one WPS player in Katie Schoepfer of Sky Blue FC, a former Penn State star.


  1. Izzy 10 years ago

    hehehe I was like five minutes looking this pic and try understand what was that! kkk

    Both Brazil and Sweden didn’t had good result in last matches… Brazil was expected with the horrible preparations and conditions that they have. But Brazil always is dangerous in official championships, because the individual talent of some players. However, Sweden’s losing was some unexpected, because Sweden is one of few teams that always beat big teams like USA. Fact that usually made me very happy because I love the way like swedish players are skilled and strong phisically and tactically and I hope Sweden made a great campaign in Olympic Games like they did  in WWC.

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