On Thursday, U.S. Soccer confirmed that Chicago Red Stars midfielder Sofia Huerta has been approved by FIFA to play with the U.S. women’s national team. Her change of national association from Mexico to the U.S. is now complete.
Huerta represented Mexico at the U-20 National Team level, but with FIFA’s approval, will now be able to represent the United States at the senior team level. She has been with the team in camp ahead of a pair of friendlies against New Zealand on September 15 and 19. With FIFA’s approval, she may actually see game minutes thanks to officially being able for selection.
She previously trained with the USWNT during the Tournament of Nations.
Huerta was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and in her time with the Red Stars, has scored 18 goals and added nine assists.
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“I want to thank U.S. Soccer for the opportunity and I sincerely appreciate the work that went into getting this change done,” Huerta said in the U.S. Soccer release. “Now it’s about working to continue to improve and trying to earn my chance to get on the field.”