Monday, June 17, 2024

Breaking News: Emma Hayes’ Debut Roster as US Women’s Team Coach Features Two New Recruits

Coach Emma Hayes Announces First Roster for US Women’s Team ahead of Paris Olympics amp-img Shows 2 First-time Call-ups

Coach Emma Hayes has announced her first roster for the United States women’s national team ahead of the Paris Olympics, and it includes two first-time call-ups. The roster includes Chicago Red Stars defender Sam Staab and Washington Spirit midfielder Hal Hershfelt, who have been selected to represent their country for the first time.

One notable omission from the roster is veteran goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who is recovering from an injury sustained while playing for the Chicago Red Stars. Despite her absence, the team is gearing up to face South Korea in two friendlies on June 1 in Commerce City, Colorado, and June 4 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

This roster of 23 players is Coach Hayes’ last opportunity to evaluate players before finalizing an 18-player squad for the Olympics. The team will also play a pair of sendoff matches in July before heading to the Games.

Coach Hayes emphasized the importance of commitment and quick adaptation to her coaching style as the team prepares for the Olympics. She is set to announce the final Olympic roster in late June, following the team’s training camp in Colorado.

With the leadership of Hayes and the addition of new talent, including the exciting first-time call-ups, the US women’s national team is gearing up for an exciting journey towards Olympic glory. Fans are eagerly awaiting the team’s performance as they build towards the ultimate competition in Paris.

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