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Midge Purce called up to U23s for Nordic tournament

Purce should still be available for Boston the weekend before.

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Margaret Purce has been called up to the USWNT U23s by acting head coach B.J. Snow ahead of their Open Nordic Tournament in Sweden. The tournament runs from June 6 through June 12.

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; Kennesaw, Ga.), Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)

DEFENDERS (8): Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City; Raleigh, N.C.), Zoey Goralski (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.), Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.), Hailie Mace (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.), Tegan McGrady (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.), Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign; Montville, N.J.), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State, Fairfax Station, Va.), Erica Skroski (Sky Blue FC; New Brunswick, N.J.)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.), Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.), Mayra Pelayo (Florida; West Palm Beach, Fla.), Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.), Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers; Silver Spring, Md.), Danielle Weatherholt (Orlando Pride; San Clemente, Calif.), Michelle Xiao (Stanford; Omaha, Neb.), Sandra Yu (Notre Dame, Strongsville, Ohio)

FORWARDS (4): Mallory Eubanks (Mississippi State; Lexington, Ky.), Ashley Hatch (NC Courage; Gilbert, Ariz.), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina; Chapin, S.C.), Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.)

Purce joins six other NWSL players on the roster. Though the U23s leave on June 1, Purce should be available for Boston’s June 3 away game against the Orlando Pride and will join the U23s afterwards.

Purce most recently played with the U23s during their March tournament in La Manga and scored a goal against Japan in a 2-0 win. Morgan Andrews was also on that La Manga roster, but will not be joining Purce this time in Sweden.

Schedule:
USA vs Norway, June 6, Karlstad
USA vs England, June 9, Mallbacken
USA vs Sweden, June 12, Mallbacken