Wave FC’s Jaedyn Shaw Receives Call-Up to 2022 Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica

July 25, 2022 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) – San Diego Wave FC News Release

San Diego Wave Fútbol Club midfielder Jaedyn Shaw in training
San Diego Wave Fútbol Club midfielder Jaedyn Shaw in training
(San Diego Wave FC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – San Diego Wave Fútbol Club’s newly-acquired Jaedyn Shaw has been called up to the United States Youth National Team to compete in the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica from Aug. 10-28. San Diego Wave FC announced the 17-year-old midfielder on July 18 to her first professional contract, running through 2023.

With three goals in four UNYNT career appearances, Shaw is one of two professionals named to the U-20 World Cup roster. This marks the most professionals ever for a U.S. team at a FIFA youth Women’s World Cup.

Shaw recently scored two goals in three matches to help her USYNT squad win the Sud Ladies Cup in Aubagne, France. At the age of 15, Shaw was invited to train with the French first-division club, Paris Saint-Germain FC. At the youth level, the up-and-coming midfielder played for FC Dallas and most recently for Solar Soccer Club.

The U.S. opens the tournament on Thursday, Aug. 11, against Ghana at Estadio Morera Soto (1 p.m. ET; FS2). The teams last met in the U-20 WWC in 2016, a 1-1 draw in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The U-20s will then face the Netherlands for the first time in a U-20 World Cup on Sunday, Aug. 14, at Estadio Nacional (7 p.m. ET; FS1) and finish the group stage against Japan on Wednesday, Aug. 17, back at Estadio Morera Soto (7 p.m. ET; FS2).

The top two finishers in each of the four groups will advance to the quarterfinals, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21. The winners of those matches will advance to the semifinals on Thursday, Aug. 25. The Championship Game and Third-Place Match will be played on Sunday, Aug. 28.

All matches of the World Cup will be played at two venues, which are only about 12 miles apart: Estadio Nacional in San José and Estadio Morera Soto in Alajuela. All the matches will be broadcast on the FOX Sports family of networks.

2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup

Group D – USA Schedule

Kickoff (ET)
Venue; City

Aug. 11
USA vs. Ghana
1 p.m.
Estadio Morera Soto; Alajuela, Costa Rica

Aug. 14
USA vs. the Netherlands
7 p.m.
Estadio Nacional; San José, Costa Rica

Aug. 17
USA vs. Japan
7 p.m.
Estadio Morera Soto; Alajuela, Costa Rica

Shaw and San Diego Wave FC travel to face the Chicago Red Stars on Saturday, July 30, in a top-three NWSL standings clash. Wave FC’s next home match at Torero Stadium is on Sunday, Aug. 7 versus the Kansas City Current with tickets on sale now at sandiegowavefc.com/tickets.

San Diego Wave FC continues to fight for a playoff spot in its inaugural season and has sat consistently on top of the NWSL standings since Week One with a record of 6-3-4 (W-L-D). Forward Alex Morgan leads the league in the Golden Boot race with 11 goals in 10 regular-season matches, a single-season career best for the Southern California native. The club looks forward to playing in the new state-of-the-art Snapdragon Stadium in a historic opening match on Saturday, Sept. 17 with single-game tickets available now.

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