Roma McLaughlin had two goals and an assist in her season debut. (Clarus Studios Photo)
FARMINGTON, Conn. – Connecticut Fusion midfielder Roma McLaughlin has earned a call-up to the Republic of Ireland women’s national team for two friendly matches against Iceland.
The games will take place on June 11 and June 15, with both being held at the Laugardalsvollur in Reykjavik.
The matches are in preparation for Ireland’s quest to qualify for the 2023 Women’s World Cup, which will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Ireland has been drawn into a qualifying group with Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and Georgia.
This is the first time that McLaughlin has been selected by Ireland’s manager Vera Pauw, who has been in charge of the national team since September 2019. But McLaughlin is no stranger to international competition as she has earned five caps at the Senior level, as well as featuring for Ireland at the Under-19 level.
McLaughlin, who earned NCAA Division I third team All-American honors this past spring at Central Connecticut State University, has enjoyed a great start to the United Women’s Soccer season. She has started all three matches for the Fusion (2-0-1), who sit second in the UWS East Conference standings. McLaughlin registered two goals and an assist in her season debut against the Albany Rush.
The Fusion welcome the Rochester Lady Lancers to the Farmington Sports Arena Saturday at 7 p.m.