Three Sydney FC Stars In Matildas Squad

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.

18-year old forward Charlize Rule and 17-year old defender Jessika Nash have both received their first call-ups to the squad of ahead of the start of the new A-League Women 2021-22 season.

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

NamePositionClubCaps (goals)Junior Club / Member Fed
Mackenzie ArnoldGoalkeeperWest Ham United27 (0)Burleigh / Football QLD 
Angela BeardDefenderFortuna Hjørring2 (0)Bethania Rams / Football QLD
Ellie CarpenterDefenderLyon52 (1)Cowra and District / Football NSW
Steph CatleyDefenderArsenal WFC94 (3)East Bentleigh, SE Cougars / Football Victoria
Kyra Cooney-CrossMidfielderMelbourne Victory12 (0)Ballarat City / Football Victoria
Caitlin FoordForwardArsenal WFC94 (21)Warilla Wanderers / Football NSW
Mary FowlerForwardMontpellier18 (5)Leichhardt / Football QLD
Emily GielnikForwardAston Villa49 (11)Redlands United / Football QLD
Charlotte GrantDefenderFC Rosengård2 (0)Cumberland United Women’s FC / Football SA
Bryleeh HenryForwardWestern Sydney Wanderers2 (0)Penrith FC / Football NSW
Alanna KennedyDefenderManchester City101 (8)Campbelltown Cobras / Football NSW
Sam KerrForwardChelsea102 (49)Western Knights / Football West
Teagan MicahGoalkeeperFC Rosengård7 (0)Brisbane Blue, Brisbane Central / Football QLD
Jessika NashDefenderSydney FC0 (0)Doonside Hawks / Football NSW
Courtney NevinDefenderMelbourne Victory5 (0)Oakville Ravens / Football NSW
Clare PolkinghorneDefenderVittsjö GIK138 (13)Wynnum Wolves, Capalaba / Football QLD
Hayley RasoForwardManchester City56 (6)Banora Point / Football QLD
Karly RoestbakkenDefenderLSK Kvinner 7 (0)Monaro Panthers / Capital Football
Charlize RuleForwardSydney FC0 (0)Queens Park FC / Football NSW
Remy SiemsenForwardSydney FC1 (0)Manly United / Football NSW
Kyah SimonForwardTottenham Hotspur103 (26)Quakers Hill, Hills Brumbies / Football NSW
Emily van EgmondMidfielderOrlando Pride110 (23)Dudley-Redhead / Northern NSW Football
Clare WheelerMidfielderFortuna Hjørring3 (0)Adamstown Rosebud / Northern NSW Football
Lydia WilliamsGoalkeeperArsenal WFC94 (0)Tuggeranong, Woden Valley / Capital Football 
Tameka YallopMidfielderWest Ham United99 (11)Mudgeeraba / Football Queensland