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Long Invited to Train with U.S. U-17 National Team

Long Invited to Train with U.S. U-17 National Team


DURHAM – Duke women’s soccer incoming freshman Mary Long has received the call to train with the United States Under-17 Women’s Youth National Team from July 8-16 in Atlanta, Ga.
 
The team is in preparation for the 2024 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in the Dominican Republic. It will mark Long’s first official training with the U-17 Youth National Team.   
 
During the camp, the USA will play its counterparts from Brazil, which is also qualified for the upcoming World Cup, on July 12 and 15, in closed door matches.
 
A total of 24 players have been called in for training by head coach Katie Schoepfer. 
 
For the 2024 FIFA U-17 World Cup, the U.S. will face Spain, Colombia and Korea Republic in Group B.  The competition will take place Oct. 16 through Nov. 3.  The USA opens against reigning champion Spain on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Félix Sánchez Stadium in Santo Domingo. The USA will then face 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup runners-up Colombia at Félix Sánchez Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19 and finished group play against Korea Republic on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at Cibao University Stadium in Santiago de los Caballeros.
 
A native of Kansas City, Long reclassified in the fall of 2023 to graduate high school early and is one of the top midfielders/forwards in the class of 2024.  Long is a 2023 ECNL National Finalist and 2021 ECNL National Champion.  She was a 2023 ECNL All-American and three-time selection to the ECNL Midwest Conference First Team.  Long was recently named to the U-17 Best 11 by TopDrawerSoccer during the 2024 ECNL playoffs. 
 
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