Girma, JakobssonSheridan heading to international duty

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (September 29, 2022) – Three San Diego Wave Fútbol Club players were called up to their respective national teams for friendlies in the October international window. Defender Naomi Girma (USA), goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan (CAN) and Sofia Jakobsson (SWE) have all been called up to their respective national teams.

San Diego Wave FC defender Naomi Girma will join the U.S. Women’s National Team against England in a much-anticipated friendly on Friday, Oct. 7, at a sold-out Wembley Stadium, followed by Spain on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan was named to Canada’s roster for matches against Argentina on Thursday, Oct. 6, and Morocco on Monday, Oct. 10. Finally, forward Sofia Jakobsson returns to the Swedish Women’s Football National Team for two matches, on Friday, Oct. 7, against Spain and Tuesday, Oct. 11, against France.

The international FIFA window closes on Wednesday, Oct. 12 ahead of the NWSL playoffs. Wave FC clinched a spot in the 2022 NWSL Playoffs last Sunday against Orlando Pride and is the first expansion team in history to achieve this feat in their inaugural season. Their final regular season match will decide their placement in the seeding and the location of their next match. Four teams in the league have officially punched their tickets to the playoffs, leaving two spots remaining with four teams in contention.

About San Diego Wave Fútbol Club

San Diego Wave Fútbol Club is the 12th and newest member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The club’s vision is to be a force for good through the game we love and is led by President Jill Ellis, former head coach of the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) and two-time World Cup champion. Together with Head Coach Casey Stoney, the club will bring the highest level of world-class, professional soccer to San Diego. USWNT standouts Alex Morgan and Abby Dahlkemper were two of the first players signed to the club that consists of athletes representing six international soccer federations, including US, Mexico, Canada, Sweden, England and Australia. The team played the first 11 home games in the 2022 inaugural season at its temporary home, University of San Diego’s Torero stadium. The new Snapdragon stadium will serve as Wave FC’s permanent home starting in September 2022. Learn more about the club and players at


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