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Ireland will play the United States in two friendly matches this April
Washington, D.C. (03/31/2023) – Washington Spirit midfielder Marissa Sheva has been called up to the Ireland Women’s National Team, Ireland Football announced today.
Sheva, who was called up to the senior women’s team for the first time last month, will play forward for the team. Ireland is set to face off against the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) on Saturday, April 8 in Austin, Texas and on Tuesday, April 11 in St. Louis, Missouri in two friendly matches. The first match will be broadcast on TNT while the second will be available on Peacock and HBO Max. The Irish Women’s National Team has played in only one match in 2023 – a 0-0 draw in a friendly against China in February.
Sheva is coming off her first season with the Spirit, having tallied 302 minutes of action over eight match appearances, including two full-90 outings during last summer’s international window. In four seasons at Penn State, Sheva earned multiple Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Player of the Week honors. She finished her career with 13 goals, nine assists and over 5,200 minutes of playing time in 92 appearances. Before college, she was also a member of the U14 and U15 U.S. Women’s Youth National Teams.
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