Leesburg, VA., (02/09/21) – Sweden Women’s National Team Head Coach Peter Gerhardsson has named Spirit midfielder Julia Roddar to the 27-player roster for Sweden’s upcoming matches set to be held February 19 and 23 in Malta.
The Sweden National Team will play two friendlies, facing Austria on February 19 (9 a.m. ET) and squaring off against Malta on February 23 (8:30 a.m. ET). The games will be the first two of the year for the third-place team at the 2019 World Cup. Sweden last played in December 2020 for a European qualification fixture against Slovakia.
Roddar was signed to a multi-year contract by the Spirit on January 26 but has yet to arrive for preseason camp. The 28-year-old joined Göteborg in 2017 and featured in 70 matches for the club over three years, starting 63 games, scoring seven goals and adding seven assists. Roddar also played one season at the University of Wisconsin, making 20 appearances, before transferring to Florida Gulf Coast University, where she would start 62 times, score four goals and add 10 assists.
For the Sweden National Team, Roddar has made seven senior appearances. Most recently, she joined the national team at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and has been on several team sheets for recent European qualification games. She also appeared at the U-19 and U-17 levels, where she featured in 30 matches and recorded five goals.