Richardson Athletes Looking to U.S. Women’s National Team

Trinity Byars and Lexi Missimo

A new generation of athletes is taking the field in New Zealand and Australia.

On the U.S. Women’s National Team, 14 women will make their World Cup debut when they face Vietnam Friday night.

The USWNT’s chase for the third consecutive World Cup, an inspiration for Dallas-area soccer stars and collegiate athletes, Trinity Byars and Lexi Missimo.

“I’m really excited to watch Alyssa Thompson and Trinity Rodman just because we both played with them in camps for a few years,” Byars said.

Byars is from Richardson and plays for the Longhorns Women’s Soccer Team alongside her childhood best friend.

“I’ve actually known her since we were seven-years-old,” Missimo said.

Missimo graduated from Southlake High School.

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