The U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team will head to La Manga, Spain, from Feb. 21 to March 2, for the Four Nations Tournament. The U.S. will compete against England, Norway, and Sweden’s U-23s. Of the 18 players on coach Bill Irwin’s roster, 10 are on Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) rosters.
Of the 10 WPS players, only three – Casey Noguiera, Nikki Marshall, and Becky Edwards – have played in WPS. Six were selected in the 2011 WPS Draft, and one (Katie Bethke) was signed as a free agent after the draft. Katie Schoepfer, currently listed as “out of contract,” played for Sky Blue FC during the 2010 WPS season. She’s heading into the Boston Breakers preseason camp next month.