Sounders Women forward to face U.S. Tuesday
Seattle Sounders Women News Release - www.sounderswomen.com
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
TUKWILA, Wash. – Sounders Women forward Sofia Huerta was named to Mexico’s Senior National Team for the September 4 match against the United States by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación. The match will be played at RFK Stadium in Washington D.C.
“I haven’t been with the full team since December so I’m excited to be with the girls, coaches, and program again,” Huerta said.
Huerta starred for Mexico in the U-20 World Cup. Her performance at the U-20 level earned her appearances in four senior matches during an international tournament in São Paulo in 2012. Huerta, a forward from Santa Clara University, is one of four players called up who are currently playing in the NCAA.
“It’s always nice to go play internationally because it brings a different atmosphere and environment from what college games provide," added Huerta, who joined the Sounders Women late in this year’s W-League season. I’m looking forward to growing as a player!”
Huerta scored three goals for Mexico in the 2012 U-20 World Cup in Japan. The Boise, Idaho native’s father is from Puebla Mexico, giving her the opportunity to represent Mexico or the United States. She came off the bench and scored in her first Mexican appearance during the U-20 World Cup, before starting the next two matches and tallying a goal in each.
Huerta will team up with former Sounders Women star Veronica Perez on the Mexican side. Included in Huerta’s opposition, the USA, will be four former Sounders - Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Sydney Leroux.
The September 4 match kicks off at 8 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 1.