2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer Odds, USWNT Depth Chart, Sportsbook Promos
One week ago, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski shared the 23 soccer players that he would be rostering in the USWNT’s attempt to help bettors cash in on women’s World Cup odds for the third straight time. With the exception of an injury, the roster is set. Let’s break down the depth chart — with less than a month to go before the first match in Auckland, New Zealand against Vietnam on Friday, July 21 at 9 p.m. ET on FOX and FS1.
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USWNT Roster Construction & Depth Chart
Per the odds table above, the U.S. is unsurprisingly favored (+225) to win the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Here’s what USWNT fans and bettors can expect from with its depth chart, according to Jeff Rueter of The Athletic.
For starters, Andonovski tends to lean towards positional versatility. Therefore, many starters have yet to be finalized. But one of the areas that appears solidified (for the most part) is in net.
Alyssa Naeher, the top USWNT goalie since the backend of the 2016 Olympics, is as experienced as they come in between the pipes. Given how poor her Chicago Red Stars have performed, she’s also faced her fair share of challenges. Nevertheless, she’s delivered a clean card in eight of her 12 latest international caps.
Additionally, Naeher was the starter in a trio of the USWNT’s biggest games last year. In the title game of the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Championship, she notched a shutout to qualify the U.S. for both the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2024 Summer Olympics.
Meanwhile, Emily Fox — a left back for North Carolina Courage — has been the usual starter when Andonovski has his say at the right back spot. Rueter anticipates that this trend will continue.
Which Starting Positions Are Most Unknown?
Rueter believes that the center backs, with Naomi Girma, Alana Cook, Emily Sonnett, Julie Ertz, and Kelley O’Hara competing for a nod, represent one of the bigger unknowns among the other key positional groups. However, Cook was the more prodigious passer in USWNT’s international matches in 2022, connecting on 82% of her attempted feeds.
She finished 25 percentage points higher than Girma in that regard. Either Ertz and O’Hara appear to be the favorite to start alongside Cook.
Then comes the central midfielder (progressive) conundrum. Rose Lavelle, accruing only 179 minutes in this NWSL season, last saw time on April 2 because of a knee inury. With Macario and Mallory Swanson already Lavelle’s shot initiation is a major loss if she requires time to get back to full strength.
Her backup isn’t a given, yet Rueter considers Ashley Sanchez to be the ideal candidate. Sanchez demonstrates long range on her shot, which pairs nicely with her crisp passing.
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USWNT Odds for First Match vs. Vietnam
This table will populate when sportsbooks release odds for the first match. Because, the USWNT will be an enormous favorite over Vietnam, the traditional three-way moneyline will not be a practical betting market. Instead, we’ll share the spread for the match here. In other words, how many goals the U.S. must win by to cash the bet.