Six more Kansas City Current players called up for international duty Kansas City Current

Six more Kansas City Current players called up for international duty

The Kansas City Current will be well represented around the globe as the FIFA International Break opens next week. In addition to Claire Hutton joining the U20 U.S. Women’s National Team, six more players have received invites to play for their country. Canada’s Nichelle Prince and Desiree Scott, Denmark’s Stine Ballisager, Argentina’s Sophie Braun, Brazil’s Bia Zaneratto and Sweden’s Hanna Glas will all be joining their national teams after this weekend.

Forward Nichelle Prince and midfielder Desiree Scott will be joining Canada Soccer for the ‘Summer Send-Off-Series’ as they play a pair of matches against Mexico to help them prepare for the upcoming 2024 Olympic tournament. The two North American rivals will face off in Montreal June 1 and then in Toronto June 4.

Prince has 97 caps for Canada with 55 starts. She was a member of the 2016 Bronze-medal and 2021 Gold-medal winning teams. Scott is one of the most decorated players in Canada’s history. She has the fourth-most appearances all-time for Canada with 185 caps. She is a three-time Olympian with two Bronze medals (2012, 2016) and a Gold medal (2021) and has been to three FIFA World Cups (2011, 2015, 2019).

Defender Stine Ballisager will head home for a pair of Women’s European Qualifier matches against Spain. The two countries are at the top of the table for their qualifying group with two wins each. They will face off May 31 in Denmark before heading to Spain June 4. Ballisager has been playing for her country since she was 15 years old. She has 56 caps with the senior national team, including 51 starts.

Midfielder Sophie Braun will join Argentina for a pair of friendlies against Costa Rica May 31 and June 4. A dual-citizen, Braun joined the Argentine National Team in 2021. She has 30 caps and four goals. Most recently, she started every game for Argentina in the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup and featured in three matches at the 2023 FIFA World Cup.

Brazil is hosting Jamaica June 1 and June 4 in Sao Paulo. Forward Bia Zaneratto will be looking to help her country in both matches and continue the strong form she has shown Kansas City Current fans this season. Although new to the NWSL, Bia is well known on the international stage. She has over 100 caps for Brazil and nearly 40 goals. She was a member of Brazil’s World Cup teams in 2011, 2015 and 2023.

Sweden will play a home and home series against the Republic of Ireland May 31 and June 4 as they try to gain ground in a tough division for the 2024 Women’s European Qualifiers. Defender Hanna Glas will make her return to Sweden’s team environment for the first time in nearly two years due to injury. Glas will have the chance to be evaluated by the Swedish staff as she continues to work towards her return to play.



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