Alex Morgan hits 200th international appearance milestone for the USWNT
San Diego, Calif. (November 15th, 2022) – Six Wave FC players competed with their respective federations for the final international window of the 2022 calendar year as preparations for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand continue.
Defender Naomi Girma, forward Alex Morgan and midfielder Taylor Kornieck played with the USWNT 23-player roster for two friendlies against Germany. The stars and stripes split with the German side, each tallying a 2-1 win against one another. All three of San Diego’s players found minutes in the matches. Notably, Morgan tallied her 200th cap for the United States in a 2-1 win against Germany.
“It’s a little surreal coming up on 200 because I almost feel like 100 was just a couple of years ago and before that, my first cap, so I’ve absolutely loved every moment I’ve played on this team. I never take anything for granted and just fortunate and grateful to continue to be here to represent the country. Now as one of the most capped players and a veteran on the team, I hope to continue to lead this team.”
Alex Morgan, San Diego Wave FC Forward
Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan competed in net for Canada in a two-match friendly series against Brazil. Similarly, Canada split with Brazil, each tallying a 2-1 win against one another.
Forward Sofia Jakobsson and midfielder Emily van Egmond met in Melbourne in a matchup between Sweden and Australia. Australia showed a dominant performance with a 4-0 win against the Swedish side, and continued on with a 2-0 win against Thailand, where van Egmond dished an assist.
Next summer, the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup will kick off in Australia and New Zealand. The USWNT will begin their World Cup campaign in Group E, facing Vietnam, Netherlands, and the playoff winner from Group A. Canada and Australia will be in Group B to face each other, along with Ireland, and Nigeria. Sweden will compete in Group G alongside South Africa, Italy, and Argentina.
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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 of football 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 is bringing 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, which consists of athletes representing five international soccer federations, including the US, Canada, Sweden, England and Australia. The new Snapdragon stadium serves as Wave FC’s permanent home, where San Diego broke the record for both the NWSL Playoff attendance record and the NWSL regular-season record, with 26,215 and 32,000 fans. Wave FC also made history in 2022 as the first expansion team to make the playoffs before advancing to the NWSL Semi-Final. As the team looks towards next season, supporters can make season ticket deposits for Wave FC’s 2023 season now. Learn more about the club and players at www.SanDiegoWaveFC.com.