West Ham United midfielder Yallop set for 100th Australian cap against United States | OneFootball
West Ham United midfielder Yallop set for 100th Australian cap against United States
West Ham United midfielder Tameka Yallop is in-line to collect her 100th senior international cap for Australia later this month when the Commonwealth Bank Matildas face the United States in back-to-back friendly matches.
The 30-year-old is currently sat on 99 caps for her country but she has been included in Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson’s 25-player squad for this month’s international friendly double header.
Yallop could become the third English-based Commonwealth Bank Matilda to hit the 100-cap mark in as many games with Chelsea’s Sam Kerr and Manchester City’s Alanna Kennedy having also recently hit the same milestone.
There are two other potential milestones up for grabs which could interest fans of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this month. Aston Villa forward Emily Gielnik is on the verge of collecting her 50th senior cap while Chelsea forward Kerr is just one goal short of 50 for her country.
In addition to the inclusions of Yallop, Kerr and Kennedy, Mackenzie Arnold (West Ham United), Steph Catley (Arsenal), Caitlin Foord (Arsenal), Hayley Raso (Manchester City), Kyah Simon (Tottenham Hotspur) and Lydia Williams (Arsenal) have also made the squad.
Australia play the United States on Saturday 27 November and Tuesday 30 November. Gustavsson’s side will play their first game at Stadium Australia in Sydney before facing The Stars and Stripes at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle in the second game.
Source: Football Australia Media press release