Aleigh Gambone (#15 in front row on far left) earned a start with the U-18 U.S. Women's National Team (WNT) when they played the Australia U-19 WNT on July 11, 2017, in one of three international friendlies during a training camp in Canberra, Australia. The U.S. team went on to defeat the Socceroos 2-1.
Aleigh Gambone, a Clifton, Va., midfielder who plays Club soccer for McLean Youth Soccer's U18/U19 ECNL team and high school soccer for Centreville HS, received her first call-up to train with the U-18 United States women's National Team (USWNT) in April of 2017. She traveled to the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., for an April 15-22 camp with 23 other players born in 2000—a group intended to form the core of the team that will eventually attempt to qualify for the 2020 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
In June, Aleigh was called up again for a training camp in Canberra, Australia, that saw the U-18 USWNT take on the U-19 Australian WNT twice and the U-20 Canadian WNT once. Gambone saw action in all three matches, starting the July 11 game against Australia.
From August 6-14, Gambone was tapped by U-18 USWNT head coach Jaime Frias for a training camp in Fairfax, Va., which in turn led to her inclusion in the U-19 USWNT squad chosen to represent the U.S. at the CFA International Women's Youth Football Tournament from Sept. 2-15 in Duyan, China. The CFA tourney also featured the U-20 WNTs of Iran, Japan and host country China PR. Gambone earned a start in the match against Iran on Sept. 14, a game the U.S. went on to win 5-0.
When she is not representing the USWNT, Gambone plays for McLean's U18/U19 team, coached by Total Futbol Director Nadir Moumen. A current high school junior, Gambone has verbally committed to play college soccer for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, beginning in Fall 2019.
Aleigh Gambone (#13 near center of front row) earned a start with the U-19 USWNT when they played the U-20 Iran WNT on Sept. 14, 2017, and pulled out a 5-0 victory. The match completed a U.S. sweep of three international games in the CFA International Women's Youth Football Tournament.
The U-19 USWNT pose with their medals (and Championship trophy!) after sweeping three games in the CFA International Women's Youth Football Tournament in Duyan, China. Aleigh Gambone is in the front row, second from left.