Goalkeeper Jordyn Bloomer (Hartland) was part of the final U.S. Under-19 women's national team training camp of the year earlier this month in Carson, Calif.
Bloomer, who plays for FC Wisconsin Eclipse and has verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin for 2016, was one of 24 players in the week-long camp that wrapped up Saturday.
The U.S. Soccer Federation is fielding an Under-19 national team for the first time since 2004, and the players who have been part of the team's four camps this year are all eligible for next year's Under-20 Women's World Cup in Papua New Guinea.
- Luka Prpa (Wind Lake/Muskego) and the U.S. Under-17 national team finished second at the Limoges Tournament last month in France. Prpa, who recently started his second year as part of the U.S. Under-17 Residency Program in Bradenton, Fla., started in a 1-1 draw against Australia. The U.S. also tied France 0-0 and routed French club Stade Rennais 4-0.
- Madison's Takumi Ikeda was one of 48 players called in to a U.S. Under-15 national team camp last month in Carson, Calif. It was the first national team camp invitation for Ikeda, a midfielder who plays with the Chicago Fire.
- Tosaint Ricketts (UW-Green Bay) is on the Canadian roster for tonight's friendly against Ghana in Washington, D.C. The midfielder-forward, in his first season with Turkish second division club Boluspor, has five goals in his past eight international appearances – including two in Canada's 4-1 aggregate victory over Belize in the third round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. The Canadians will face Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador in Group A in the fourth round of qualifying, which starts next month. On Twitter: @TosaintRicketts
- Mark Litton (Racine St. Catherine's/UW-Parkside) resigned as technical director of goalkeeping for U.S. Youth Futsal. He will continue to serve as keeper coach for the U.S. Futsal national team, which will travel to Costa Rica next month for matches against Venezuela, Uruguay and the host country as it begins preparations for next spring's CONCACAF qualifying for the 2016 Futsal World Cup in Colombia.