Moore headed to Spain with U-23 National Soccer Team
Texas junior defender Kasey Moore will travel to Spain for three matches with the U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team, announced by U.S. Soccer on Friday.
The team, which consists of college soccer players from around the country, is coached by Bill Irwin from the University of Portland. The U-23 group will face youth national teams from England on Feb. 11, Norway on Feb. 13 and Germany on Feb. 16. All games will take place in La Manga, Spain.
The team is in its first year as a U-23 squad after moving from U-21s. Moore is one of 18 players traveling to Spain. Eight members of the group return with playing experience from the 2007 Nordic Cup.
"I'm definitely excited to have this opportunity," said Moore. "I have been to U.S. national team training camps over the years but have not traveled overseas with a national team since I was in high school."
Moore is coming off her best season at Texas. She garnered All-America honors for the second consecutive season, becoming just the second Longhorn to earn multiple All-America honors in program history (Kelly Wilson, 2001 and 2002). She finished as the third leading scorer on the team with nine goals and four assists for 22 points. Moore led the team in goals during Big 12 games and was named Defensive MVP in the Longhorns' run at their second Big 12 Soccer Championship.
In the 11-year history of the Longhorns soccer program, nine seasons under current head coach Chris Petrucelli, Texas has had 24 youth national team members and two national team selections.
Most recently, two Longhorns -- Kelsey Carpenter and Stephanie Logterman -- played with the U-21 Women's National Team that won the Nordic Cup Championship in July 2007.
U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team Roster