So one of the million things that irks me about U.S. Soccer is the continued refusal to send a team to the Pan-American Games, even if it’s a glorified U23 team. That’s what Canada’s doing this time around, with a combination of fringe players and some of the younger names that made the WWC roster this year. I’m guessing it’ll help with the development of the program as a whole, even if Canada doesn’t come away with the title.
So what if the U.S. did likewise? I’m not going to entertain the notion that NWSL teams would be tortured even further this year with more player losses, so I’m going with a full college team. The eighteen player limit certainly made it tough…
GK (2) – Jane Campbell (Stanford), Cassie Miller (Florida State)
DEF (6) – Maddie Bauer (Stanford), Kayla Mills (USC), Carson Pickett (Florida State), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame), Jessie Scarpa (North Carolina), Emily Sonnett (Virginia)
MF (5) – Michaela Hahn (Florida State), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Andi Sullivan (Stanford)
FW (5) – Makenzy Doniak (Virginia), Savannah Jordan (Florida), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College), Murielle Tiernan (Virginia Tech), Cheyna Williams (Florida State)
My First XI: Campbell; Pickett, Roccaro, Sonnett, Mills; Sullivan, Lavelle, Pugh; Meehan, Doniak, Williams
Thoughts? Good? Awful? Your picks?