Five Spirit Players Called Up to USWNT for Two October Friendly Matches

Washington Spirit  |   October 18, 2023
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The U.S. will play Colombia in two international friendly matches hosted in Sandy, Utah and San Diego, California 


Washington, D.C. (10/18/2023) – Five Washington Spirit players have been called up to the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) to participate in international friendly matches against Colombia later this month, U.S. Soccer announced today. Spirit goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury, midfielders Ashley Sanchez and Andi Sullivan and forwards Ashley Hatch and Trinity Rodman will report to national team training early next week. 


Sullivan is the most experienced USWNT call-up from the group with 51 caps while Rodman has scored the most goals (6), doing so in just 24 appearances. In the USWNT’s past three friendlies, Rodman has tallied four goals: a brace in the squad’s 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup sendoff match against Wales in July before scoring in each of the U.S.’s two friendlies against South Africa in September. Sanchez has made the second-most appearances for the U.S. with 26, notching three goals and four assists in the process. Hatch has appeared in 20 matches for the U.S., tallying five goals and an assist. Kingsbury recorded a clean sheet in her lone appearance for the USWNT in April 2022. Together, the group has a combined 122 appearances, 17 goals and 13 assists. 


The USWNT will travel to Sandy, Utah and San Diego, California to play Colombia in friendlies on October 26 and 29. The two fixtures will be played at America First Field and Snapdragon Stadium, home of the NWSL’s Utah Royals FC and San Diego Wave FC, respectively. Thursday, October 26’s friendly will be broadcast on TBS while Sunday, October 29’s matchup will be broadcast on TNT and Telemundo. Both matches will also be broadcast on NBC Universo while also streaming on Max and Peacock. 


During the 2023 regular season, the Spirit attacking third of Hatch, Rodman and Sanchez combined for 19 goals and five assists. Hatch was also one of just three Spirit players to start in all 22 regular season matches this year. In the midfield, Sullivan started 19 matches, playing the full 90 minutes in all but one outing while Kingsbury started 20 matches in goal, earning four clean sheets this season. 


The Spirit will be back in action in 2024 with all home matches once again being played at Audi Field. In total, Washington hosted almost 120,000 fans across the club’s 11 regular season home matches in 2023, averaging nearly 11,000 in attendance per home match. Fans can secure their tickets to all home matches next season with a season membership. 


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 and follow the club on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 

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