Aug 3, 2012

Virginia Sophomore Morgan Brian named to USWNT U20 Team

Morgan Brian Named to U-20 World Cup Team

Cavalier sophomore midfielder to represent the United States in Japan
CHARLOTTESVILLEVirginia sophomore midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named to the United States team that will compete at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Brian is one of 21 players that will represent the U.S. at the event, which runs Aug. 19 to Sept. 8 in Japan.

In addition, two Cavaliers were named as alternates to the team. Sophomore defender Olivia Brannon (Troy, Mich.) and incoming first-year forward Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) were placed on the alternate list. The head coach of the U-20 team is Virginia head coach Steve Swanson.

The U.S. plays its first two Group D matches at the Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium in Hiroshima, Japan, opening its tournament on Aug. 20 against Ghana (4 p.m. local/3 a.m. ET) before facing China on Aug. 23 (7 p.m. local/6 a.m. ET). The USA will finish group play on Aug. 27 against Germany in what will be an extremely rare meeting during group play between former Under-20 world champions. The clash between the women’s soccer powers, which have both won this tournament twice, takes place at Miyagi Stadium in the town of Rifu near Sendai at 4 p.m. local/3 a.m. ET.