Midge Purce (left): “It’s an exciting opportunity to continue my growth as a player and truly a privilege every time.” (Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports)
HARRISON, N.J. – Sky Blue FC defender Midge Purce Tuesday was named to the U.S. women’s tational team 23-plyaer training camp roster for its first friendly in eight months.
The USWNT will train for six days in the Netherlands before playing its final match of the year. This call-up marks Purce’s third under head coach Vlatko Andonovski. She has one international appearance.
“I am always thrilled to receive a call into a national team camp,” Purce said in a statement. “It’s an exciting opportunity to continue my growth as a player and truly a privilege every time.
Purce, 25, joined Sky Blue in January and was recently named the team’s newcomer of the year. She made her club debut for in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup, starting at right back in all five matches she played.
Following the Challenge Cup, Purce showed her versatility by starting every match of the NWSL Fall Series at forward. She scored her first goal in a Sky Blue jersey during the opening match and notched two assists in the final match of 2020 while completing 76 percent of her passes.
USWNT Netherlands training camp roster (Club; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (4): Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit; 0), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 63)
DEFENDERS (10): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA; 1/0), Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 61/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 26/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 104/24), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 131/2), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 177/0), Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 45/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 102/20), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 86/19), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City, ENG; 45/12), Catarina Macario (Stanford; 0/0), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 15/1), Samantha Mewis (Manchester City, ENG; 67/18)
FORWARDS (6): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Tobin Heath (Manchester United, ENG; 168/33), Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur, ENG; 169/107), Christen Press (Manchester United, ENG; 138/58), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 28/9)