USA are in Pool B and begin their World Cup campaign against Ireland at 6pm on Saturday 21 July before facing the England on Wednesday 25 July and India on Sunday 29 July.
Leading with experience are six-athletes who competed at the last rendition of this event in 2014. Contributing in the back on defence are goalkeeper Jackie Briggs (Robesonia, Pa.) and Stefanie Fee (Virginia Beach, Va.). Adding strength in the midfield are captain Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.) and Michelle Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J), supported by Jill (Witmer) Funk (Lancaster, Pa.) and Kathleen Sharkey (Moosic, Pa.) as strikers.
This is counter-balanced with a few rookies who are looking to get their first taste of international competition in a major senior event.
Looking ahead to the tournament Head coach Janneke Schopman said: ” Selection was very difficult for us as a staff this year, we have so many players with different strengths that all add something to the team, choosing 18 means leaving players at home, that worked as hard as anyone which is never easy.”
- Lauren Blazing
- Jackie Briggs
- Stefanie Fee
- Ali Froede
- Jill (Witmer) Funk
- Melissa Gonzalez
- Ashley Hoffman
- Amanda Magadan
- Alyssa Manley
- Erin Matson
- Lauren Moyer
- Margaux Paolino
- Kathleen Sharkey
- Caitlin Van Sickle
- Tara Vittese
- Nicole Woods
- Julia Young
Who to watch:
With more than 235 caps to her name, 29 year old Melissa Gonzalez has been at the heart of the USA resurgence as they have moved up the rankings and earned respect as one of the top teams in the world.
Pool B –
Saturday : USA v Ireland , 6pm
Wednesday, July 25: USA v England, 8pm
Sunday, July29 : USA v India, 5pm
July 30-31: Crossover playoffs
August 1-2: Quarter-finals
August 4: Semi-finals
August 5: Final, third-place playoff
If you can’t make it to the event, you will be pleased to know you can watch it from the comfort of your home. To watch Women’s Hockey World Cup online for free, here is what you need to do.
How to watch USA’s women’s hockey world cup from abroad
If you’re outside of the UK and want to watch BT sport, you’ll need a VPN to access content specific to the UK.
How to watch USA’s matches at the women’s hockey world cup
All of USA’s games will be available on Bleacher Report Live throughout the tournament.
Live Stream The World Cup On Kodi For Free
You can also stream the Match on Kodi now.