SEATTLE - Husky Women’s Soccer players Amanda Perez and Isabel Farrell have been invited to represent their countries at the U-20 World Cup camps. Perez hopes to represent Mexico, while Farrell will be at the United States camp.
The players will head to camp this month in hopes of earning a spot on their respective team. The CONCACAF U-20 World Cup Qualifications that both the U.S. and Mexico are a part of will take place on the Cayman Islands from January 9-19. The U-20 World Cup is being held in Canada late next summer.
Perez came off the bench this season for Washington, playing 14 games and contributing one assist. Perez is a veteran of the Mexican side, playing for Mexico at the U-17 Women's World Cup in 2009 and helping Mexico to a quarterfinal appearance at the U-20 Women's World Cup in 2012. She also earned a CAP with the full Mexican team last summer at the Algarve Cup.
“This is an amazing opportunity and honor to represent Mexico,” said Perez. “I'm very thankful to have been invited to another camp. Participating in the U-20 World Cup was an amazing experience my first time around and it would be a dream to do it again.”
Farrell was named All-Pac-12 honorable mention last week after competing in all 20 of the Huskies contests this season. She tallied four assists against Seattle U. to tie the single-game record at UW, as well as scored a long goal against Oregon to help her team to the 2-1 win.
“I just feel very thankful to even have the chance to make the U.S. U-20 team for World Cup qualifying,” said Farrell. “I hope to do very well in this camp to better my chances of being on that team. My goals are to have fun, and play my game.”
Both players are expected back with the Huskies for the spring season. In the meantime, they will fight it out on the International level for a chance to represent their country in the U-20 World Cup qualifying.