Utah Royals FC midfielder Katrina Gorryhas been called up to represent Australia for the upcoming Tournament of Nations, announced Matilda head coach Alen Stajcic and the Australia Football Federation. Gorry’s international selection comes just three months after a successful tour in the Asian Cup in Jordan – qualifying her team for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
This is Gorry’s seventh year representing the national team, registering 68 appearances and 14 goals. The 2014 FFA Women’s Player of the Year was a mainstay for the squad during their Asian Cup qualifiers, helping the team to the finals against Japan in early April. Following her international tour, “Mini” returned to the NWSL, appearing in 13 games with 881 minutes, and bagging one assist for the Utah side.
The Tournament of Nations is set to take place from July 26 – August 2, and will feature Australia, USA, Japan, and Brazil in a round-robin style contest. The winner of the tournament will be based on total points, with goal differential serving as the first tiebreaker.
Catch Gorry and the Matildas in Action
Thursday, July 26: Australia vs. Brazil – Children’s Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS – 2:15 p.m. MT
Sunday, July 29: Australia vs. USA – Pratt & Whitney Stadium, East Hartford, CT – 5:00 p.m. MT (broadcast on FS1)
Thursday, August 2: Australia vs. Japan – Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL – 3:45 p.m. MT
Gorry will be joining the Australian side immediately after Friday’s NWSL match between URFC and NC Courage. The contest will be hosted at Rio Tinto Stadium, and will be the final time the two teams meet in regular-season play. Utah is still the only team in the league to beat the Courage this season, bagging a crucial 1-0 win at the WakeMed Soccer Park on June 16. Utah Royals FC currently stand in 6th place in the NWSL table with 21 points – seven points outside of play-off position. The chase begins on Friday at 8:00 p.m. MT – tickets are available now on rsl.com, or by calling 844.Real.Tix.