USA v Ireland WNT Preview

USA v Ireland WNT Preview

THE SECOND MEETING between the Ireland Women’s National Team and the United States within three days takes place today in St. Louis, Missouri.

This double header is all part of Ireland's preparation for FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 and Vera Pauw's squad are ready to take on the World No 1 again.Match DetailsInternational FriendlyUSA v Republic of Ireland

When is it on?

Tuesday, April 11

What time is it on?KO 00:30 (Irish Time) / 18:30 (CT), 19:30 (ET)

Where is the venue?CITYPARK, St Louis, Missouri

Where can I watch it?LIVE on RTÉ2

Match OfficialsReferee: Crystal Sobers (Trinidad & Tobago)Assistant Referee: Jassett Kerr-Wilson (Jamacia)Assistant Referee: Princess Brown (Jamaica)Fourth Official: Laura Rodriguez (USA)

Team NewsAll players are available for selection.

Manager Quotes – Vera Pauw"We are looking forward to this second game against USA as there were a lot of positives for us to take out of the first game in Austin."We will make some changes with both Aoife Mannion and Sinead Farrelly not starting this game due to injury prevention as we need to protect them because of their limited game-time at club level.

"This game is another opportunity for us to test ourselves under the pressure of playing against a quality team. It is a challenge that we will embrace as it will help our preparation for the World Cup."

Ireland WNT Squad

Goalkeepers: Courtney Brosnan (Everton), Grace Moloney (Reading), Megan Walsh (Brighton & Hove Albion), Sophie Whitehouse (Lewes)

Defenders: Harriet Scott (Birmingham City), Jessie Stapleton (Shelbourne), Louise Quinn (Birmingham City), Aoife Mannion (Manchester United), Diane Caldwell (Reading), Claire O’Riordan (Celtic), Hayley Nolan (London City Lionesses), Tara O’Hanlon (Peamount United), Áine O’Gorman (Shamrock Rovers)

Midfielders: Katie McCabe (Arsenal), Denise O’Sullivan (North Carolina Courage), Megan Connolly (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jamie Finn (Birmingham City), Ruesha Littlejohn (Aston Villa), Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City), Ciara Grant (Hearts), Roma McLaughlin (Fortuna Hjorring), Sinead Farrelly (NJ/NY Gotham)

Forwards: Heather Payne (Florida State University), Abbie Larkin (Shamrock Rovers), Amber Barrett (Potsdam Turbine), Kyra Carusa (London City Lionesses), Marissa Sheva (Washington Spirit), Alannah McEvoy (Shamrock Rovers)