Japan’s roster for next month’s friendly matches against the U.S. Women’s National Team was announced Thursday by the Japan Football Association. The squad includes three former Women’s Professional Soccer players – midfielders Aya Miyama and Homare Sawa and Karina Maruyama- in addition to Yuki Nagasato, who plays for Turbine Potsdam in Germany’s Bundesliga. Nagasato scored the game-winner for Potsdam in a 1-0 win over Duisburg in the Champions League semifinals two weeks ago. Japan will play the U.S. twice in May, the first on May 14th in Columbus, Ohio, and then on May 18 in Cary, North Carolina.
Japan’s roster for the May friendlies vs. the USWNT