National Team Update
March 23, 2010
By: Kimmy Diaz, FSU Sports Information Student Assistant
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The U.S U-20 Women's National team continued its preparation for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup holding camp in Gainesville, Fla. for a full week from March 14th to March 21st.
A total of four Seminoles were named to the 24 player roster for the camp. Casey Short, Toni Pressley and Tiffany McCarty, who helped the U-20s win the CONCACAF championship, as well as capturing a tournament title at the La Manga Cup in Spain, were once again called into camp. In addition, the trio of Seminoles was joined by fellow Garnet and Gold teammate, redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kelsey Wys. It marked Wys first appearance with the U-20 squad.
While in camp the U-20's played three matches posting a 1-1-1 record. The U.S. squad opened competition with a 3-0 victory over the University of Florida. All four Seminoles saw significant minutes as Short registered a point, assisting on the second goal of the afternoon. Wys started in goal in the second half and played all 45 minutes.
Pressley, McCarty and Short all started for the U-20's in a 2-2 tie against the Boston Breakers. The U.S. put the finishing touches on its training camp falling to Atlanta 2-0. Once again, Pressley, McCarty and Short all saw playing time against the Beat.
The U.S. U-20s will come together next for a training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. in mid-April.
Other National Team News:
Freshman Ines Jaurena has departed for Europe as she will represent the French U-19 squad during the second qualifying round of the UEFA Women's U-19 Championship. France will open the qualifying stages of the tournament against Switzerland on Saturday, March 27. France will then play Austria on Monday, March 29 followed by France's final match against Hungary on Thursday, April 1.