Kansas Assistant Called Up to U.S. National Team
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas volunteer assistant coach Leigh Ann Robinson has been called up the U.S. Women’s National Team’s roster for its upcoming match versus Mexico in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 3. Robinson, who is in her first season coaching at KU, just completed a breakout season with the National Women’s Soccer League’s FC Kansas City and is getting her first call up to the Women’s National Team.
Robinson is one of 18 players to be named to the roster and will report to the team camp next week in Washington D.C. The team will have only one training session before it takes on Mexico at 7 p.m. (CT) inside RFK Stadium.
In her first season with FC Kansas City, the defensive specialist Robinson started all 22 of The Blues’ matches and was second on the team in minutes, averaging just over 86 per game. The University of San Diego alum was also second on her squad in assists, amassing five on the year. FC Kansas City finished the season in a three-way tie for first in the league standings but lost in the semifinal round of the playoffs to the Portland Thorns, 3-2.
Team USA will hit the pitch versus Mexico on Sept. 1 for the match that will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1. It will mark the first international soccer match on the new FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, which launched on Aug. 17.
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