2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Group D – USA Schedule Date Match Kickoff (ET) Venue; City Broadcast Aug. 11 USA vs. Ghana 1 p. m. Estadio Morera Soto; Alajuela, Costa Rica FS2 Aug. 14 USA vs. Netherlands 7 p. m. Estadio Nacional; San José, Costa Rica FS1 Aug. 17 USA vs. Japan THE ROSTER The USA roster is composed of 18 players currently in college or enrolling this fall, one youth club player and two professional players, the most professionals ever for a U. team at a FIFA youth Women’s World Cup. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 2002, are age-eligible for the World Cup, and the USA roster features eight players born in 2002, eight born in 2003, four born in 2004 and one in 2005. Sixteen of the 20 players who helped the USA roll to a 7-0-0 record and 49-0 goal differential at the 2022 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship made the World Cup roster.
Group A Group B Group C Group D Costa Rica (CRC) Germany (GER) France (FRA) Japan (JPN) Australia (AUS) Colombia (COL) Nigeria (NGA) Netherlands (NED) Spain (ESP) New Zealand (NZL) Canada (CAN) Ghana (GHA) Brazil (BRA) Mexico (MEX) Korea Republic (KOR) USA (USA) USA SCHEDULE The U. opens the tournament on Thursday, Aug. 11 against Ghana at Estadio Morera Soto (1 p. m. ET; FS2). The teams last met in the U-20 WWC in 2016, a 1-1 draw in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The USA and Ghana also met in the opening game of the 2012 U-20 World Cup, a 4-0 U. win, and in the opening game of the 2010 U-20 World Cup, another 1-1 draw. The U-20s will then face the Netherlands for the first time in a U-20 World Cup on Sunday, Aug.
The five countries that did not compete in 2018 are Costa Rica, Canada, Australia, Korea Republic and Colombia. The 16 nations were drawn into four groups of four teams. The top two finishers in each group will advance to the quarterfinals, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21. The winners of those matches will advance to the semifinals on Thursday, Aug.
; 8/0), Samar Guidry (Virginia; McKinney, Texas; 10/0) Emily Mason (Rutgers; Flemington, N. J. ; 15/3), Ayo Oke (California; Lawrenceville, Ga. ; 9/0), Lilly Reale (UCLA; Hingham, Mass. ; 7/1), Laney Rouse (Virginia; Cary, N. C. ; 7/0) MIDFIELDERS (5): Korbin Albert (Notre Dame; Grayslake, Ill. ; 4/1), Talia DellaPeruta (UNC; Cumming, Ga. ; 19/5), Carina Lageyre (Duke; Cooper City, Fla. ; 4/0), Sally Menti (Santa Clara; Seattle, Wash. ; 7/1), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC; Wilsonville, Ore. ; 7/2) FORWARDS (7): Trinity Byars (Texas; Richardson, Texas; 9/3); Michelle Cooper (Duke; Clarkston, Mich.
14 at Estadio Nacional (7 p. ET; FS1) and finish the group stage against Japan on Wednesday, Aug. 17 back at Estadio Morera Soto (7 p. The USA has played Japan in the last two U-20 World Cups, both 1-0 losses, the first in the Third-Place Match of the 2016 tournament and the second in group play in 2018.
 Draw The draw of the tournament was held on 21 December 2022, 14:00 PYT (UTC−3), at the CONMEBOL headquarters in Luque, Paraguay.  The ten teams were drawn into two groups of five. The hosts Colombia and defending champions Ecuador were seeded into Group A and Group B respectively and assigned to position 1 in their group, while the remaining teams were placed into four "pairing pots" according to their results in the 2019 South American U-20 Championship (shown in brackets).  Seeded Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Colombia (4) (Hosts, assigned to A1) Ecuador (1) (Title holders, assigned to B1) Argentina (2) Uruguay (3) Brazil (5) Venezuela (6) Chile (7) Paraguay (8) Peru (9) Bolivia (10) From each pot, the first team drawn was placed into Group A and the second team drawn was placed into Group B. In both groups, teams from pot 1 were allocated in position 2, teams from pot 2 in position 3, teams from pot 3 in position 4 and teams from pot 4 in position 5.
Forward Michelle Cooper (Duke) enters the World Cup as the USA’s leading scorer during this cycle with eight international goals, while fellow linemates Simone Jackson (USC) and Andrea Kitahata (Stanford) have seven apiece. Eleven of the 18 field players on the roster have scored in an international match. 2022 FIFA U. U-20 Women’s World Cup Roster by Position (College or Club; Hometown; U-20 Caps/Goals) GOALKEEPERS (3): Mia Justus (Florida State; Lakewood, Ohio; 6), Neeku Purcell (UCLA; Seattle, Wash. ; 6), Teagan Wy (California; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. ; 2) DEFENDERS (6): Lauren Flynn (Florida State; Arlington, Va.
Five Things To Know About The 2022 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World CupThe U. S. Under-20 Women’s Youth National Team will compete in the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup running from Aug. 10-28 in Costa Rica. This will be the first FIFA Youth Women’s World Cup since 2018 after the 2020 U-17 and U-20 tournaments were cancelled due to the global pandemic. Here are five things to know about the USA’s World Cup quest in Costa Rica: TOURNAMENT FORMAT Sixteen teams will compete at the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Host Costa Rica, the USA, Mexico and Canada from Concacaf, Australia, Korea Republic and Japan from Asia, Ghana and Nigeria from Africa, Spain, Germany, France and the Netherlands from Europe, New Zealand from Oceania and Brazil and Colombia from South America. There are no first-time participants in this year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup, and 11 countries return from the last edition in 2018.
25. The Championship and Third-Place match will be played on Sunday, Aug 28. All matches will be played at two venues which are only about 12 miles apart: Estadio Nacional in San José and Estadio Morera Soto in Alajuela. All matches of the tournament will be broadcast on the Fox Sports family of networks and online on FoxSports. com with corresponding authentication.
; 7/8); Simone Jackson (USC; Redondo Beach, Calif. ; 9/7), Andrea Kitahata (Stanford; Hillsborough, Calif. ; 6/7), Ally Sentnor (UNC; Hanson, Mass. ; 2/0), Jaedyn Shaw (San Diego Wave FC; Frisco, Texas; 4/3), Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy; Studio City, Calif. ; 5/3) JUST GETTING STARTED The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup has been a launching point for many players who have gone on to represent the full USWNT and many more who have played professionally. In fact, 47 different players who have played in a FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for the USA have gone on to earn at least one cap for the senior side.