The Scarlet Knight's junior Women's Goalkeeper Casey Murphy will once again be joining the U.S. Women's U-20 National Soccer Team. This time she will be heading to Efland, North Carolina to participate in a training camp in order to prepare the team for the U- 20 Women's World Cup. The U-20 Women's World Cup will be taking place in Papua New Guinea (PNG) from November 13 through December 3, 2016.
Murphy had joined the U-20 National Team back in May for a test run of the World Cup that took place in the same location as the World Cup will be held. During her time in Papua New Guinea, Murphy participated in one game which was against the home team PNG. During this match the U.S. dominated PNG, and won with a score of 10-0. Murphy played the entire game, and recorded the shutout.
The 2015 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year will be one of four Goalkeepers joining the U-20 team in North Carolina. Head coach Michelle French called up a total of 23 of the top players in the country. The goal of this training camp is to finalize the team in an effort to prepare them to face the top teams from around the world. The World Cup will consist of 16 teams broken down into 4 groups. The teams participating in the U-20 World Cup are: the U.S., Canada, Mexico, PNG, New Zealand, Japan, Korea DPR, Korea Republic, Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Venezuela, France, Germany, Spain, and Sweden. The top two teams from each group will move on to the Quarterfinals held on November 24th and 25th. The winners of those games will move to the Semifinals held on November 29th, with the Final as well as the consolation game being held on December 3rd.