Rose Lavelle will lead the USA against Ireland. (USA TODAY Sports)
Coming off a victory in 2023 SheBelieves Cup in February, the U.S. women’s national team returns to the field for two games against the Republic of Ireland with the Women’s World Cup this summer’s tournament.
The USA and Ireland will meet on Saturday at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas. The game, which marks the USWNT’s second encounter at Q2 Stadium and first since playing the inaugural match at the venue in June 2021, kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TNT, Universo and Peacock.
The teams will head to St. Louis to finish the two-game set on Tuesday, April 11 at brand new CITYPARK at 7:30 p.m. ET on HBO Max, Universo and Peacock.
The games against the Irish are the final for the USA before head coach Vlatko Andonovski and his staff will select the 23-player roster for the Women’s World Cup. The four-time World Cup champions USA will kick off the World Cup campaign in just over 100 days in Auckland/Tāmaki Makaurau, New Zealand.
Fans will also be able to follow the action via Twitter (@USWNT), Instagram (@USWNT), Facebook and the official U.S. Soccer App.
With Ertz and Krueger both back in their first USWNT camps post-pregnancy, the USA has an unofficial team record of five mothers in camp: Ertz, Krueger, Crystal Dunn, Adrianna Franch and Alex Morgan.
In November of 2020, Morgan returned to the field for the USA following the birth of her daughter in May of that year, becoming the 13th woman to play for the USWNT after becoming a mom. Dunn became the 14th such player in in October of 2022 when she came on against England just 140 days after giving birth to her son, joining Morgan, Boxx, Stephanie Cox, Tina Ellertson, Joy Fawcett, Danielle Fotopoulos, Sydney Leroux, Kristine Lilly, Kate Markgraf, Jessica McDonald, Carla Overbeck, Christie Pearce Rampone and Amy Rodriguez.
With her goal against Brazil on Feb. 22 in the SheBelieves Cup finale, Morgan moved past Fawcett to become the all-time leader in USWNT goals as a mom with 14
GOALKEEPERS (3):Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current; 10), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 13), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 89)
DEFENDERS (10):Alana Cook (OL Reign; 23/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 48/1), Emily Fox (North Carolina Courage; 27/0), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 130/24), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 14/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 28/0), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 37/0), Kelley O’Hara (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 156/3), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 214/0), Emily Sonnett (OL Reign; 73/1)
MIDFIELDERS (7):Julie Ertz (Unattached; 116/20), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 126/26), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC; 12/2), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 87/24), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 50/7), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 22/3), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 42/3)
FORWARDS (6):Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 17/5), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 204/121), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 15/2), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 27/12), Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars; 87/32), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 52/15)