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NC Courage International Roundup

By Jonathan Black, 08/30/18, 3:30PM EDT


Eight North Carolina Courage players joined their respective national teams for a series of friendlies and FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches.

U.S. Women’s Soccer National Team coach Jill Ellis named Crystal Dunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Samantha Mewis, and McCall Zerboni to her squad for upcoming friendlies against Chile, and Darian Jenkins was called to USWNT U-23 for the Nordic Tournament. Debinha will represent her home country of Brazil, Sabrina D’Angelo was selected to the Canadian National Team Squad, and Denise O’Sullivan was called up for Ireland.

U.S. Women’s National Team

Players (caps/goals):

Crystal Dunn (68/23)

Samantha Mewis (37/7)

Abby Dahlkemper (22/0)

McCall Zerboni (5/0)


International Friendly – USA vs. Chile – Friday, Aug. 31 on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET – StubHub Center; Los Angeles, Calif.

USA defeated Chile 3-0

Dunn started and played 61 minutes. Sam Mewis played 29 minutes and McCall Zerboni played 45 minutes as second-half substitutes.

International Friendly – USA vs. Chile – Tuesday, Sept. 4 on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET – Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.

USA defeated Chile 4-0

Dahlkemper (90 minutes) and Zerboni (5 minutes) both started for the USWNT in the victory. Dunn came on in the 31st minute and played the remainder of the match. 

U-23 U.S. Women’s National Team


Darian Jenkins

Nordic Cup – USA vs. Sweden – Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Sarpsborg Stadium; Sarpsborg, Norway 

USA defeated Sweden 2-0

Jenkins was subbed on in the 62nd minute and provided an assist for the US U-23 WNT's second goal - scored by Imani Dorsey. 

Nordic Cup – USA vs. England – Friday, Aug. 31 – Fredrikstad Stadium; Fredrikstad, Norway

USA Drew England 0-0

Jenkins started and played 66 minutes before being subbed off.

Nordic Cup – USA vs. Norway – Monday, Sept. 3 – Sarpsborg Stadium; Sarpsborg, Norway

USA defeated Norway 1-0

Jenkins started and played 45 minutes before being subbed off. The victory helped The US U-23 WNT capture the Nordic Cup.

Brazil Women’s National Team

Player (caps/goals):

Debinha (57/23)


International Friendly – Canada vs. Brazil – Sunday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. ET – TD Place Stadium; Ottawa, Ontario

Brazil lost 1-0 to Canada

Debinha started and played 72 minutes before being subbed off.

Canada Women’s National Team

Player (caps/goals):

Sabrina D’Angelo (5/0)


International Friendly – Canada vs. Brazil – Sunday, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. ET – TD Place Stadium; Ottawa, Ontario

Canada defeated Brazil 1-0

D'Angelo did not make an appearance in Canada's 1-0 victory.

Ireland Women’s National Team

Player (caps/goals):

Denise O’Sullivan (62/10)


FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifier – Ireland vs. Northern Ireland – Friday, Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m. ET – Tallaght Stadium; Dublin, Ireland

Ireland defeated Northern Ireland 4-0 in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

O'Sullivan recorded an assist in the win over Ireland. The midfielder also started and played 90 minutes.

The NC Courage have already clinched the NWSL Shield and home-field advantage in the playoffs. The team is back at home on Sept. 8 for a doubleheader with NCFC. NCFC will kick off the historical event against Nashville SC in a playoff battle at 5 p.m. The Courage will face the Houston Dash on Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.