The USWNT has licked its bronze wounds from final summer season’s Olympic Video games and is on a 12-game unbeaten streak. The previous 12 months has seen the USWNT trounce the likes of Paraguay, Uzbekistan, South Korea, a strong win in Australia and take house the 2022 SheBelieves Cup. This staff remains to be the very best on this planet, in line with its gamers.
FIFA agrees as the newest girls’s rankings launched on Friday nonetheless have the Stars and Stripes on prime of the world.
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The18 spoke with a number of the staff forward of Saturday’s pleasant recreation in Commerce Metropolis, Colorado, towards Colombia and confirmed the arrogance within the camp. Portland Thorns and USWNT ahead Sophia Smith stated she doesn’t want to have a look at FIFA rankings to know this staff is No. 1.
“I don’t suppose anybody pays consideration these (FIFA rankings),” Smith stated. “We’re at all times going to be the very best on this planet and that’s our objective.
“Lots of people have their ideas on who’s what and that doesn’t matter us.”
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The 21-year-old is certainly one of a number of children on the newest roster trying to make their mark on the staff after being snubbed from the 2020 Olympics. The Colorado native will need to make Saturday a contented homecoming as she performs her first worldwide recreation again in her house state.
Smith is in prime goalscoring type with eight targets in 9 NWSL video games for Portland. Her objective tally is the second-highest within the league behind Alex Morgan (11).
A handful of younger expertise from Colorado is sprinkled into the newest roster; 22-year-old midfielder Jaelin Howell will look to make her sixth cap for the USWNT and agreed this staff is the highest on this planet.
“Day in and time out I believe this staff proves that they’re the very best and arising we’re going to do the identical,” Howell stated.
Concacaf W Championship In July
The upcoming month is essential for the USWNT as it can compete within the Concacaf W Championship to safe qualification for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
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The USWNT was drawn into Group A with Haiti, Jamaica and host Mexico. The event will doubtless be a collision course within the remaining between the U.S. and Canada, a rematch of final summer season’s Olympic semifinal.
Earlier than any of that takes place, the USWNT has two tune-up friendlies towards Colombia. The primary recreation is Saturday in Colorado adopted by a recreation in Utah on Tuesday.
Colombia sits twenty eighth on this planet and may present a more durable take a look at than the final South American staff to face the USWNT. Paraguay performed a pair of friendlies in September and misplaced by a mixed rating of 17-0.