2018 USWNT Concacaf call up, 9.18.18

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC midfielders Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan and defender Emily Sonnett have been named to the 20-player U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship, which spans from Oct. 4-17 at three venues across the United States.

The 2018 tournament marks the second time Heath (138 caps) has been selected to the roster for a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament, while it marks the first selection for Horan (56 caps) and Sonnett (21 caps). 

The USWNT will face Mexico, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago in Group A. All Group A matches will be played at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, while Group B, which includes Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Cuba, will play matches at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas. Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas will host the semifinals, third place and championship game. The top two finishers in each group after round-robin play advance to the semifinals. The winners of each semifinal match and the third-place match will earn an automatic berth in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The fourth-place finisher will earn a spot in a two-game playoff against Argentina, which was the third-place team from South America, for a final qualifying spot.

Beginning on Oct. 4, the United States squares off against Mexico at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific), then takes on Panama on Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. (Pacific) and concludes group play against Trinidad & Tobago on Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m. (Pacific). The semifinal matches are set for 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (Pacific) on Oct. 14. The championship is set for 6 p.m. (Pacific) on Oct. 17 with the third-place match at 3 p.m. (Pacific).

FOX Sports, the home of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, will show 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship across the FOX Sports family of networks. For viewers on the go, matches can be streamed live via FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app.