U.S. Soccer has announced that FIFA has approved a one-time change of national association for Chicago Red Stars player Sofia Huerta.
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) September 14, 2017
Huerta had previously represented Mexico in official competition at the Under-20 National Team level but had no official appearances with the Mexican senior team.
Huerta is now eligible to play for the U.S. Women’s National Team at the senior level, including their friendlies against New Zealand on Sept. 15 and Sept. 19.
“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 U.S. Soccer’s press release. “Now it’s about working to continue to improve and trying to earn my chance to get on the field.”
If she plays in either of the New Zealand matches, Huerta will become the second Mexican-American player in USWNT history to earn a cap.