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FIFA approves Sofia Huerta to play with USWNT for New Zealand friendlies

Chicago Red Stars midfielder Sofia Huerta could be suiting up for the red, white and blue very soon.

On Thursday, FIFA approved Huerta to play with the United States women’s national team, changing her association from Mexican national team, which she played with at the senior level since 2012.

Huerta, who was born in Boise, Idaho, has tallied 18 goals and nine assists throughout her three seasons with the Red Stars.

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In an interview with the NWSL, she credited her experience playing with Mexico as giving her the confidence that she could play for the U.S.

The news comes on the heels of two friendlies against New Zealand on Sept. 15 in Commerce City, Colo., and Sept. 19 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has been in camp with the team ahead of the contests.

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