Dec. 10, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A trio of Florida State soccer players were called into national team camp as announced by U.S. Soccer on Tuesday afternoon. Kassey Kallman and Kelsey Wys were called into camp with the U-23 squad, while Nickolette Driesse will participate with the U-20 team.
Training camps for both squads will run concurrently from December 14-21 down in Sunrise, Fla., and the teams will scrimmage against each other during the week.
The U-20 camp will serve as the final preparation for the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. The top three finishers at that tournament will advance to the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup held in Canada in August of next year.
The U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament will run from January 9-19 at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town, Cayman Islands. The tournament features eight nations divided into two groups of four teams. The top two finishers in each group will qualify for the semifinals, with the winners of those games along with the winner of the third-place match earning berths to Canada.
The USA is in Group A with Costa Rica, Jamaica and Guatemala while Group B features the host Cayman Islands, Honduras, Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico.
The USA opens play on Thursday, January 9, against Costa Rica, faces Jamaica on Saturday, January 11, and finishes the group against Guatemala on Monday, January 13. All three of the USA’s group games kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET. The semifinal matches will take place on Friday, January 17, and the Championship and Third-Place match are on January 19.