USWNT Stars Making Their Slow Returns
Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
With the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) player pool affected by long-term injuries, a few key contributors are still making their returns to the pitch.
Rose Lavelle and Becky Sauerbrunn are two U.S. starters who have missed multiple weeks of National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) play.
Lavelle has been out for OL Reign since picking up a knock to her knee with the USWNT in mid-April, while Sauerbrunn has missed the last four Portland Thorns games.
Both players are back in training with their teams but have yet to return for competitive minutes.
Other players closer to the USWNT bubble have had trouble getting healthy in recent weeks.
San Diego Wave midfielder Taylor Kornieck returned to the field for the first time since April 19 this weekend, getting a few minutes off the bench.
Gotham FC’s Midge Purce has been dealing with a hip injury, missing her club’s last six games.
With so many goals being scored in the NWSL this season, it’s worth taking a look at how the USWNT goalkeeper pool is performing with 2023 World Cup roster decisions on the horizon.
Read Also – FIFA Women’s World Cup Individual Records
Washington Spirit keeper Aubrey Kingsbury: 82.8% save percentage, 0.87 goals conceded per game.
North Carolina Courage keeper Casey Murphy: 78.1% save percentage, 1.13 goals conceded per game. League-leading four clean sheets.
Chicago Red Stars keeper Alyssa Naeher: 65.4% save percentage, 2.75 goals conceded per game.
KC Current keeper AD Franch: 56.5% save percentage, 2.75 goals conceded per game.
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