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Snow names 22 players for U23 Nordic tournament

The U23s have a European tour of their own coming up.

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USWNT U23 acting head coach B.J. Snow has named 22 players for the Open Nordic Tournament, featuring the United States, Norway, England, and Sweden. The tournament will run from June 6 through June 12 in cities across Sweden.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; Kennesaw, Ga.), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (8): Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City; Raleigh, N.C.), Zoey Goralski (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Hailie Mace (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.), Tegan McGrady (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign; Montville, N.J.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State, Fairfax Station, Va.), Erica Skroski (Sky Blue FC; New Brunswick, N.J.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Mayra Pelayo (Florida; West Palm Beach, Fla.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers; Silver Spring, Md.), Danielle Weatherholt (Orlando Pride; San Clemente, Calif.), Michelle Xiao (Stanford; Omaha, Neb.), Sandra Yu (Notre Dame, Strongsville, Ohio)

FORWARDS (4): Mallory Eubanks (Mississippi State; Lexington, Ky.), Ashley Hatch (NC Courage; Gilbert, Ariz.), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina; Chapin, S.C.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.)

Seven players on the team are currently NWSL players, 12 are in college, and three are still in youth club but already have U20 experience. Those three players, Brianna Pinto, Jaelin Howell, and Sophia Smith, all already have experience in full senior team camps and Pinto was on the SheBelieves Cup roster earlier this year.

The team departs June 1, but NWSL players should all be available for their June 3-4 club games and will travel to catch up with the U23s afterward.

The team should be fairly familiar with Norway and England, having last played them in March in La Manga. Many of the players on this roster also participated in an NWSL preseason mini-tournament with the Pride, the Portland Thorns, and the Chicago Red Stars.

Here’s the tournament schedule; we will update if we get times and possible TV broadcasts or livestreams:

USA vs Norway, June 6, Karlstad
USA vs England, June 9, Mallbacken
USA vs Sweden, June 12, Mallbacken