Ella Sanchez is selected for the U.S. Under-17 National Football Team

Ella Sanchez, a member of Racing Louisville FC Academy and a veteran of Ballard High School, was one of 21 female soccer players named on Thursday to the U.S. Under-17 National Team that will compete at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. .

“I’ve always dreamed of playing only for the United States, so going to the World Cup is just unbelievable,” said Sanchez. “I think being at Racing Academy helped me to do my best. Training with Racing and being at the Academy took me to the next level.”

The event is scheduled for October 11-30 in India. The USA will face India (October 11), Brazil (October 14) and Morocco (October 17) in Group A. The top two in the group advance to the round of 16.

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Players born on or after January 1, 2005 are eligible for this World Cup. Astrain chose 16 players born in 2005 and five born in 2006. Eleven players will be 17 years old at the start of the World Cup and 10 will be 16.

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