Three Sydney FC A-League Women’s players have been called into the Matildas squad for their two-match international series against the U.S. Women’s National Team, with two girls selected for the first time.
Sky Blues’ forward Remy Siemsen will also remain in the squad for the friendly games, as Head Coach Tony Gustavsson continues to embrace a combination of experience and youth against the current FIFA Women’s World Cup Champions.
Sky Blues Head Coach Ante Juric praised the girls’ selections.
“All three thoroughly deserve these selections and it’s fantastic to see our younger players getting more experience at that level,” he said.
“Sydney FC are proud of our record in helping these excellent young players progress into the national teams and we hope to see even more develop in future.”
Gustavsson believes the selections of the young players provides a good chance to see their progress ahead a big couple of years.
“In selecting the squad, balance was at the heart of the decision making,” said Gustavsson. “We know that this is our final occasion to see the group together before announcing the squad for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup next year, and our focus remains on this crucial preparation.”
“However, with another camp at home, we didn’t want to miss the chance to expose another two young players to our standards and team philosophy, and to find out whether they can be a part of the building of depth towards the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.”
All three players will join up with the squad over the weekend.
Commonwealth Bank Matildas Squad | November 2021
|Name||Position||Club||Caps (goals)||Junior Club / Member Fed|
|Mackenzie Arnold||Goalkeeper||West Ham United||27 (0)||Burleigh / Football QLD|
|Angela Beard||Defender||Fortuna Hjørring||2 (0)||Bethania Rams / Football QLD|
|Ellie Carpenter||Defender||Lyon||52 (1)||Cowra and District / Football NSW|
|Steph Catley||Defender||Arsenal WFC||94 (3)||East Bentleigh, SE Cougars / Football Victoria|
|Kyra Cooney-Cross||Midfielder||Melbourne Victory||12 (0)||Ballarat City / Football Victoria|
|Caitlin Foord||Forward||Arsenal WFC||94 (21)||Warilla Wanderers / Football NSW|
|Mary Fowler||Forward||Montpellier||18 (5)||Leichhardt / Football QLD|
|Emily Gielnik||Forward||Aston Villa||49 (11)||Redlands United / Football QLD|
|Charlotte Grant||Defender||FC Rosengård||2 (0)||Cumberland United Women’s FC / Football SA|
|Bryleeh Henry||Forward||Western Sydney Wanderers||2 (0)||Penrith FC / Football NSW|
|Alanna Kennedy||Defender||Manchester City||101 (8)||Campbelltown Cobras / Football NSW|
|Sam Kerr||Forward||Chelsea||102 (49)||Western Knights / Football West|
|Teagan Micah||Goalkeeper||FC Rosengård||7 (0)||Brisbane Blue, Brisbane Central / Football QLD|
|Jessika Nash||Defender||Sydney FC||0 (0)||Doonside Hawks / Football NSW|
|Courtney Nevin||Defender||Melbourne Victory||5 (0)||Oakville Ravens / Football NSW|
|Clare Polkinghorne||Defender||Vittsjö GIK||138 (13)||Wynnum Wolves, Capalaba / Football QLD|
|Hayley Raso||Forward||Manchester City||56 (6)||Banora Point / Football QLD|
|Karly Roestbakken||Defender||LSK Kvinner||7 (0)||Monaro Panthers / Capital Football|
|Charlize Rule||Forward||Sydney FC||0 (0)||Queens Park FC / Football NSW|
|Remy Siemsen||Forward||Sydney FC||1 (0)||Manly United / Football NSW|
|Kyah Simon||Forward||Tottenham Hotspur||103 (26)||Quakers Hill, Hills Brumbies / Football NSW|
|Emily van Egmond||Midfielder||Orlando Pride||110 (23)||Dudley-Redhead / Northern NSW Football|
|Clare Wheeler||Midfielder||Fortuna Hjørring||3 (0)||Adamstown Rosebud / Northern NSW Football|
|Lydia Williams||Goalkeeper||Arsenal WFC||94 (0)||Tuggeranong, Woden Valley / Capital Football|
|Tameka Yallop||Midfielder||West Ham United||99 (11)||Mudgeeraba / Football Queensland|