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Kingsbury, Rodman, Sanchez and Sullivan will represent the United States in Australia and New Zealand
Washington, D.C. (06/21/2023) – Four Washington Spirit players have been named to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster. Goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury, forward Trinity Rodman and midfielders Ashley Sanchez and Andi Sullivan will all take part in their first World Cup this summer in Australia and New Zealand.
Sullivan is the most experienced USWNT call-up from the Spirit with 44 senior team caps. Sullivan, Sanchez and Rodman have combined for eight goals and 12 assists across 95 total appearances. Kingsbury returns to the USWNT for the first time since last summer’s Concacaf W Championship in Mexico. In her lone appearance for the U.S., Kingsbury earned a clean sheet against Uzbekistan in April 2022.
Through the first 12 matches of the 2023 NWSL regular season, the Spirit’s four USWNT call-ups have combined for 48 starts and over 4,200 minutes of playing time. The side’s three field players have totaled seven goals and two assists while Kingsbury has tallied three clean sheets and 33 saves, taking her to 29 clean sheets and 396 saves on her career.
The USWNT will play one final friendly against Wales at PayPal Park in San Jose, California on July 9 before making the trip to Oceania to begin its World Cup campaign. The friendly will kick off at 4 p.m. EDT and broadcast on TNT and stream on Peacock.
As part of Group E, the U.S. will take on Vietnam, Netherlands and Portugal in the group stage of this summer’s World Cup. The two-time defending world champions will open another title defense campaign in New Zealand, playing two group stage matches in Auckland and one in Wellington:
Should the U.S. place in the top two of Group E, the team will advance to the knockout stage, which features of a 16-team single elimination bracket, with hopes of making its fourth consecutive appearance in the World Cup final on Sunday, August 20.
The Spirit’s next home match will be on Saturday, July 1 when the team takes on the Orlando Pride. The club announced earlier this offseason that all 14 home matches will be played for the first time at Audi Field in Buzzard Point, ensuring players and fans alike access to a facility befitting a professional club. Fans can secure tickets now to all remaining 2023 home matches with a prorated season membership. Available here, the season membership grants fans access to priority seating, an exclusive Trinity Rodman bobblehead, invitations to special events throughout the season and more. Single game tickets are also on sale now.
About The Washington Spirit
The Washington Spirit is the professional women’s soccer team based at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2012, the Spirit plays in the National Women’s Soccer League, the premier women’s soccer competition in North America. For more information about the Spirit, visit WashingtonSpirit.com and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.