April 4, 2014
CHICAGO -- Incoming Tennessee soccer freshman Carlyn Baldwin has been selected for the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team camp held from April 13-20 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
Baldwin is a member of Tennessee's highly-touted 2014 signing class that Top Drawer Soccer ranked No. 11 nationally. The Oakton, Va., native and fellow incoming Tennessee freshman Anna Bialczak recently starred for the U.S. U-18 Women's National Team in the 10 Nations Tournament last month in La Manga, Spain. Playing against older teams, Team USA tied Sweden, 3-3, and suffered 1-0 losses to both Norway and France.
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team head coach Michelle French named Baldwin as one of 25 players for the USA's third-to-last domestic camp prior to the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup taking place in Canada in August.
The USA will have a domestic camp in May at the OTC, followed by trip to Europe in June and then a final domestic training camp in July before heading to Canada where it will face Germany, Ghana and Brazil in Group B play. The 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup runs from Aug. 5-24 in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto.
French has called up most of the usual core of regulars, but is giving several players first looks as she continues to formulate the roster ahead of the World Cup. Forward Lindsey Horan, the USA's only professional player who is currently playing her trade at Paris Saint-Germain in France, was not made available for the camp due to club commitments.
The U-20s will play two scrimmages on Saturday, April 19, against college teams, taking on UCLA at 12:30 p.m. PT followed by USC at 2:30 p.m. PT.
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, are age-eligible for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.