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Andi Sullivan added to USWNT’s June roster as training player

U.S. women’s national team head coach Emma Hayes has added another training player to her roster for June’s upcoming training camp,

Washington Spirit midfielder Andi Sullivan has joined the roster ahead of June 1 and 4 friendlies vs. South Korea. Sullivan, midfielders Croix Bethune and Olivia Moultrie, and defender Kate Wiesner will depart USWNT prior to the first match on June 1.

Due to several European-based players entering camp from injury or a heavy work load, Hayes has made the decision to bring in several training camp players.

The 28-year-old Sullivan has earned 52 career USWNT caps, scoring three international goals. Sullivan was part of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup roster last summer.

The USWNT will face off with South Korea before also taking on Mexico and Costa Rica during the July international window. Hayes’ squad will then travel to Paris, France for the 2024 Olympics.

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  1. Croix Bethune is having a great NWSL season might be too late in the cycle to get on the Olympics squad but showing promise working next WC.

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    • Hayes must have a big board(s) with starting 11’s with various formations but still has a core group in mind. Each position has depth of 3 to 5 deep of very good players. Still the core needs to be built around the great players and most of all Hayes needs to bring the best out of her selections.
      Core group for me:
      Naeher(healthy?)
      Fox. ? Girma. ?
      ? Coffey. Horan
      Rodman. Smith. Swanson

      Three big question marks with Coffey emerging as the best option at the 6. Who pairs with Coffey and can defend but most of all grab the game and be a shuttler from the defensive third into the offensive third, my choice is Albert. She is going to be force for the next few cycles. Albert also offers some speed, not a burner but faster than Coffey, Horan, Shaw, etc. Midfield lacks a player that has size and speed.
      LB options are players who are hybrids who play further up the field; Dunn and Nightswonger. Dunn just seems to have slipped physically? She doesn’t have the burst of speed and exploit situations with her speed strength like in the past. Plus Hayes brought her in to play further up the field? Nightswonger is slight in frame and not great defending and could be a liability in a backline.
      Also the tweener players like Shaw(midfield or forward?) Horan let her play further up field or more defensive? Horan is one of the best midfield players in the world. Swanson in the midfield or under the 9? Anywhere Swanson plays she draws attention with her ability to break lines with the dribble and relentless attack. Hoping she puts a stake in the ground this Olympics as one the best players in the world.
      US has great skill and athletes at forward. Teams try to push them wide and clog up the midfield and limit service. More reason to play Smith central with Swanson playing where ever the ball is. Smith can hold the ball up if needed but her strength is off the dribble attacking and shooting with both feet. Put her wide and essentially letting the sideline be a defender. Let Smith and Swanson combine pulling defenders opens a lot of space for Rodmans speed in space. Horan will have several options for chance creation!

      Super tough roster selections and even more difficult starting 11. With limited space you just cannot afford fringe unproven international players. The other options of jack of all trades and master of none can be a liability. Hayes has her work cut out for her!

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