Kevins made the final World Cup squad after winning the 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, which was held last March in the Dominican Republic, and five additional international matches in May and June.
Sixteen of the 20 players helped the United States reach the record 7-0-0 and 49-0 goal difference at the CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s World Cup roster.
Dellaperuta was part of the US team that competed in the Dominican Republic, while Sentnor joined her UNC teammate at the Sud Ladies’ Cup in Aubagne, France last month. Dellaperuta scored five goals during the World Cup qualifiers.
Delaperuta is one of only three players on the list with previous FIFA World Cup experience having represented the USA at the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup in Uruguay, and appearing in one match. I’ve had the most matches (19) of any player on the team.
Sentnor, one of the top players in the USA youth national team system before the pandemic, returned from an ACL injury in the fall of 2021 during her first college fight at UNC to make the roster.
She was one of five players who were not part of the USA’s World Cup qualifying campaign to earn a place on the roster.The United States opened the tournament on Thursday, August 11th against Ghana at Moreira Soto Stadium (1pm EST; FS2). The two teams last met at the 2016 FIFA U-20 World Championship, in a 1-1 draw in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The United States and Ghana also met in the opening match of the 2012 U-20 World Cup, the United States won 4-0, and in the opening match of the 2010 U-20 World Cup, another tied 1-1.
Next, the U-20 side will face the Netherlands for the first time in the U-20 World Cup on Sunday 14 August at the Nacional Stadium (7pm EST; FS1) and finish the group stage against Japan on Wednesday, 17 August. At Estadio Morera Soto (7pm ET; FS2). USA have played Japan in the last two editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup, losing 1-0, first in the third-place play-off at the 2016 Championship and second in group play in 2018.
All World Cup matches will be played in two stadiums that are only 12 miles apart: the Estadio Nacional in San Jose and Moreira Soto Stadium in Alajuela. All matches will be broadcast on the FOX Sports network.