U.S. Soccer Thursday confirmed that Sofia Huerta has been approved by FIFA for a change of national association.
Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Huerta represented Mexico in official competition at the Under-20 national team level, which required her application for a one-time switch.
With this one-time request granted, she can now represent the United States at the senior international level.
Huerta, who is in training camp with the U.S. team, is available for selection for the two upcoming matches against New Zealand, taking place in Commerce City, Colo. (10 p.m. ET, ESPN2) Friday and in Cincinnati (7:30 ET, FS1) Tuesday.
“I want to thank U.S. Soccer for the opportunity and I sincerely appreciate the work that went into getting this change done,” Huerta said. “Now it’s about working to continue to improve and trying to earn my chance to get on the field.”
The former Santa Clara University standout has scored 18 goals with nine assists in 60 National Women’s Soccer League games, all for the Chicago Red Stars. She trained with the U.S. during the 2017 Tournament of Nations, but was not yet eligible to play for the squad.