Van Egmond, Sheridan, Girma, Kornieck and Morgan take on international duty

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August 24, 2022) – Five San Diego Wave Fútbol Club players have been called up to their respective national teams for the upcoming September international window. San Diego Wave FC defender Naomi Girma, midfielder Taylor Kornieck and forward Alex Morgan have been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team 23-player roster for two September friendly matches against Nigeria. Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has been named to Canada’s 23-player roster, and midfielder Emily van Egmond to Australia’s for two friendly matches against one another.

Girma, Kornieck, and Morgan were all called to camp with the national team in June in preparation for the 2022 Concacaf W Championship. Taylor Kornieck made her debut for the stars and stripes, as well as scoring her first-ever international goal in a friendly against Colombia on June 25th. Naomi Girma and Alex Morgan both made a significant impact in the Concacaf tournament where the U.S. returned home as champions after their 1-0 win over Canada. Morgan took home the golden ball as the tournament’s best player after scoring the winning goal in the final where she coolly converted a penalty to deliver the win for the U.S, notching her third goal of the tournament.

In this FIFA window, the USWNT will face Nigeria on Sept. 3 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The kickoff is set for 10:30 a.m. PT on FOX. The two sides will then meet again on Sept. 6 at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. at 3 p.m. PT with a national broadcast on ESPN2.

Kailen Sheridan spent the previous international window with Canada to prepare for and compete in the 2022 Concacaf W Championship, where she returned to San Diego as a finalist. Sheridan finished the tournament with just one goal allowed, recorded three clean sheets and made seven saves in four matches, which earned her the tournament’s Golden Glove Award. 

Emily van Egmond recently joined the Matildas in the June FIFA window to compete in a pair of friendlies against Spain and Portugal. Van Egmond competed in both matches before heading back to San Diego to rejoin Wave FC prior to their July 3rd match.

Sheridan and van Egmond, teammates in San Diego, will be on opposing ends as Canada plays the Matildas in Brisbane, Australia at 9:45 p.m. PT on Sept. 2 and Sydney, Australia at 2:40 a.m. PT on Sept. 6.

After much anticipation and excitement, the club will play its historic opener at Snapdragon stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17 with single-game tickets going fast. Announced on Tuesday, San Diego Wave FC has officially sold more tickets than the NWSL attendance record for a single game with over 27,000 tickets sold for September 17. With less than a month until the historic home opener against Angel City FC, the club now sets its sights on shattering the record with a complete sell-out of Snapdragon stadium.


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

About Snapdragon Stadium

Snapdragon stadium is San Diego’s newest expertly-designed sports venue with optimized viewing and new VIP experiences. Located on the campus of San Diego State University at Mission Valley, Snapdragon will feature a unique array of food and beverages, including coastal-inspired cuisine and game day favorites. When not in use for sporting events, Snapdragon will serve as a year-round entertainment destination and community hub for San Diego with concerts, festivals and more.


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