Catarina Macario will not be fit in time for the 2023 World Cup, Rose Lavelle has not played in going on two months, Taylor Kornieck just returned from an extended layoff, and Julie Ertz is only three league games into her comeback.
What exactly is the United States women’s national team’s midfield going to look like when the team kicks off its World Cup title defense against Vietnam on July 22?
Our latest installment of the USWNT Form Index looks at the central midfielders competing for roster spots. Nowhere do things seem more uncertain right now than in the middle of the park.
This series is an acknowledgment of the fluid nature of the roster right now. Rather than constantly updating a mock roster, we’re checking in on league form and player health, since those will drive decisions in June.
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