Becky Sauerbrunn and Julie Johnston will both miss Saturday’s USWNT match against Ireland. It’s abundantly clear from watching the 32-year-old defender on the field that she’s still at her peak. Sauerbrunn joined a 23-player roster for a training camp ahead of two matches against Colombia in early April. She appeared in both matches, but did not play all 90 minutes in either game. 220.1k Followers, 139 Following, 118 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Becky Sauerbrunn (@reeba04)
  Sauerbrunn was on the roster for another two-game series against Japan in early June  and she started in both games. Sauerbrunn out for World Cup opener with quad injury By ANNE M. PETERSON June 11, 2019 GMT REIMS, France (AP) — Becky Sauerbrunn was not in the U.S. national team’s starting lineup for its Women’s World Cup opener against Thailand because of a quad injury. (Getty Images) (Getty Images) The U.S. women’s national team will be without defenders Becky Sauerbrunn and Julie Johnston as well as midfielder Morgan Brian due to injury on Saturday for the team’s firsts match of 2016, against Ireland in San Diego, Calif. Becky Sauerbrunn is not in the lineup for Tuesday's Group F game against Thailand due to what U.S. Soccer describes as a "minor quad issue." To hear Becky Sauerbrunn reference the “twilight” of her career is a bit unsettling.