It's been a difficult year for the U.S. women's national team. It went to the 2023 Women's World Cup aiming to become the first side to ever win the title three times in a row but instead ending up going home in the last 16, suffering the earliest exit in the programme's history.
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski left his role shortly afterwards, with U.S. Soccer now hoping the team can recover in the final months of the year and make positive steps as it prepares for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
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With plenty of games lined up in the coming months, the chance is there for it to do so, with Twila Kilgore taking interim charge for those fixtures while the federation continues to search for Andonovski's successor.
What games has the USWNT played in 2023?
The USWNT kicked off the year in New Zealand in January, facing the co-hosts of the 2023 Women's World Cup in a doubleheader. It won both games comprehensively, the first a 4-0 result and the second finishing 5-0, allowing the team to start 2023 with a bang. In February, the USWNT then hosted the sixth edition of its annual SheBelieves Cup, beating all of Canada, Japan and Brazil on its way to the trophy.
That winning run continued with back-to-back friendly victories over the Republic of Ireland at the start of April and a win over Wales in the U.S.'s final World Cup preparation match.
However, the tournament in Australia and New Zealand did not go to plan at all, with the reigning champion eliminated in the last 16 after losing a penalty shootout to Sweden. It is the USWNT's earliest exit from the competition ever and the first time it has not made the semi-finals.Getty
What fixtures does the USWNT have in 2023?
Following the World Cup, there are three more windows for friendly games, running from September 18 to September 16, from October 23 to October 31 and from November 27 to December 6.
It has already been confirmed that South Africa, which reached the World Cup's last 16 for the first time this year, will face the USWNT twice in September. Colombia, a quarter-finalist at the tournament, will then visit the U.S. in October for another double-header.
U.S. Soccer has not yet announced any fixtures for the USWNT's final international window of the year.
USWNT fixtures & results in 2023
|Jan 17||7pm PT / 10pm ET||New Zealand 0-4 USWNT||Friendly||Sky Stadium, Wellington|
|Jan 20||7pm PT / 10pm ET||New Zealand 0-5 USWNT||Friendly||Eden Park, Auckland|
|Feb 16||4pm PT / 7pm ET||USWNT 2-0 Canada||SheBelieves Cup||Exploria Stadium, Orlando|
|Feb 19||5.30pm PT / 8.30pm ET||USWNT 1-0 Japan||SheBelieves Cup||Geodis Park, Nashville|
|Feb 22||4pm PT / 7pm ET||USWNT 2-1 Brazil||SheBelieves Cup||Toyota Stadium, Frisco|
|Apr 8||11.30am PT / 2.30pm ET||USWNT 2-0 Republic of Ireland||Friendly||Q2 Stadium, Austin|
|Apr 11||4.30pm PT / 7.30pm ET||USWNT 1-0 Republic of Ireland||Friendly||CITYPARK, St. Louis|
|July 9||1pm PT / 4pm ET||USWNT 2-0 Wales||Friendly||PayPal Park, San Jose|
|Jul 21||6pm PT / 9pm ET||USWNT 3-0 Vietnam||Women's World Cup||Eden Park, Auckland|
|Jul 26||6pm PT / 9pm ET||USWNT 1-1 Netherlands||Women's World Cup||Sky Stadium, Wellington|
|Aug 1||12am PT / 3am ET||Portugal 0-0 USWNT||Women's World Cup||Eden Park, Auckland|
|Aug 6||2am PT / 5am ET||Sweden 0-0 (5-4P) USWNT||Women's World Cup||Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne|
|Sep 21||4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET||USWNT vs South Africa||Friendly||TQL Stadium, Cincinnati|
|Sep 24||2:30pm PT / 5:30pm ET||USWNT vs South Africa||Friendly||Solider Field, Chicago|
|Oct 26||6pm PT / 9pm ET||USWNT vs Colombia||Friendly||American First Field, Sandy|
|Oct 29||1.30pm PT / 4.30pm ET||USWNT vs Colombia||Friendly||Snapdragon Stadium, San Diego|
Further fixtures will be announced in due course.