The U.S. women’s national soccer team will give some younger and less experienced players a chance in two exhibition matches against China next month.
Veterans Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alyssa Naeher and Crystal Dunn will not be with the team for the games against China on Dec. 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Dec. 5 outside of Dallas.
Instead, interim head coach Twila Kilgore’s 26-man roster announced Monday includes midfielder Jenna Nighswonger, who plays for Gotham FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Korbin Albert. For both players, this is the first call-up to the national team.
Also joining the team is Portland Thorns midfielder Olivia Moultrie, who has yet to play in a game.
Kilgore selected the squad in consultation with US Soccer sporting director Matt Crocker and Emma Hayes, the new head coach who will join the team in May after finishing the season with Chelsea.
“We value those players who have recently been in camps or played in the World Cup and have not been selected for this list, and they are of course still part of our pool, but we know what they bring on and off the field.” , Kilgore said in a statement. “At the same time, we must also continue to evaluate and bring in players in the right ways to give the team the best chance of success.”
Veteran defender Abby Dahlkemper, who underwent back surgery in October 2022, returns to the team.
EURO 2024: England completed an unbeaten European Championship qualifying campaign by drawing 1-1 against North Macedonia, with Harry Kane equalizing with an own goal just seconds after coming on as a substitute.
That canceled out Ennis Bardy’s opener, who ricocheted over after his penalty was saved by England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in the 41st minute.
AUCTION: Sotheby’s is to auction six shirts worn by Lionel Messi during Argentina’s victory at last year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar and believes they could become the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia ever sold for potentially more than 10 million dollars.
The auction house has announced it will put up for sale in New York six of the seven first-half shirts the Argentina captain wore in Qatar, including the one he wore in the dramatic final win against France. Like many footballers, he often swaps his shirt with someone from the opposing side at the end of each match, being the most sought after.
Beating France on penalties following a 3-3 draw at Lusail Stadium, Argentina won their third World Cup. Messi scored two of the goals for the country.
Sotheby’s, which was founded in London in 1744, will sell Messi’s shirts between November 30 and December 14. A free exhibit at the company’s New York headquarters will allow the public to view the jerseys during the auction.
PGA: Jordan Spieth replaces Rory McIlroy on the PGA Tour’s policy board and will complete a term that runs until the end of next year.
McIlroy, the first international player elected to the board, said last week he no longer felt he had the time and energy to serve in his final year of what has been a period of turmoil on the PGA Tour as he struggled, and then offered partnership with Saudi supporters of LIV Golf.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan announced the players’ move. The Golf Channel first reported his note. Spieth was the unanimous choice of the remaining five board members. He now joins Tiger Woods, Patrick Cantlay, Charlie Hoffman, Webb Simpson and Peter Malnati. Hoffman leaves the board the following year and is succeeded by Adam Scott.
DATE: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will wait until 2025 to launch their TGL technology event due to damage to the Florida arena that would have taken too long to repair and created scheduling problems for television and players.
The six-team league was scheduled to debut Jan. 9 on ESPN and wrap up the season before the Masters in April. Ownership of the six teams was announced and players were filling out rosters. And then the league suddenly had nowhere to play due to a power outage last week.
A Nov. 14 failure of temporary power and backup systems used to build the SoFi Center in Palm Beach Gardens caused the dome to drop, damaging the air-supported dome portion of the arena.
No one was injured and most of the equipment was not affected.
FORMULA ONE: The Las Vegas Grand Prix that Max Verstappen won on Saturday night surpassed BetMGM’s betting on previous Formula 1 races.
Trading manager Seamus Magee said BetMGM took three times more bets than any other previous F1 race.
Westgate Las Vegas and Red Rock Resort announced on Saturday that this race is the most wagered Formula 1 event in these sports bets.
Formula 1’s most expensive and hyped race, which featured the lure of drivers racing on the famed Las Vegas Strip, resulted in betting.
Verstappen, who has won three championships in a row, led with 13 laps remaining to win for the 18th time this season.
One bettor at BetMGM bet $200,000 at minus-200 to win $100,000 when Verstappen crossed the start/finish line. He opened at minus-350 in this sportsbook, and the number dipped throughout the week before finally reaching minus-185.
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