Houston Dash goalkeeper and Hydra-Guard athlete Jane Campbell was called in to the November U.S. Women’s National Team training camp under head coach Vlatko Andonovski this week as the team will return to competitive action for the first time in 261 days when it takes on the Netherlands on Friday, Nov. 27 at Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda, Netherlands.
The USWNT is coming off a successful return to the field in the form of an 11-day training camp at the end of October in Commerce City, Colorado that marked the first event for the team since the 2020 SheBelieves Cup in March. In order to better prepare and maintain the best proper hydration possible during her workouts Jane joined Louisiana’s rising beverage brand Hydra-Guard Sports Drink’s team of ambassadors earlier this year.
“Being able to fuel my body with a product that is not only healthy, but very efficient in hydration is something that I have been searching for for quite some time. Knowing the company is close to my home market in Houston is awesome and comforting knowing I'll be working with a team that is right next door. Hydra-Guard is top notch and I wouldn't want to hydrate and replenish after a long training day without any other drink,” says Campbell.
She will be joining the national team after playing a crucial role in Houston’s first league title during the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. “Winning the Challenge Cup was awesome. Obviously the tournament was so different from the regular season, but a championship is a championship and the circumstances we were all under I feel like made the tournament that much more difficult. To be the first sports league back in the US and win our championship was also special. I feel it really put women's soccer on the map not just in our country but globally as well. We really wanted to win for the city of Houston because of the big hit it has been taking from COVID-19. We felt as though the tournament and our championship was much more than just a win in the soccer books, it brought a glimmer of hope and some happiness to everyone in Houston who have really been affected by this pandemic. So for us, winning was really special,” says Jane.
According to ussoccer.com, “The U.S. players and staff will operate inside a highly controlled environment at the team hotel. The staging of the camp and the match will fall under the comprehensive U.S. Soccer Return to Play Protocols and Guidelines and in accordance with the UEFA Return to Play Protocols, with stringent collaboration by The Royal Netherlands Football Association. The U.S. delegation has received an exemption from quarantine provided to professional sports organizations. Everyone entering the environment will be tested for COVID-19 before traveling, upon arrival and every two days thereafter. The USA will not begin full team training until the results of all arrival tests are confirmed.”
The Georgia native has earned three caps with the U.S. Women’s National Team, two of which have come in Houston at BBVA Stadium. She made her senior international debut in Houston during a 5-1 USWNT victory over Russia in April 2017. Since then, Campbell has earned two more caps for the national team, including an appearance in a 6-2 win over Mexico in Houston in April of 2018. She was most recently called in to the national team in December 2019.
If you support proper hydration during your workouts like Jane, or like to practice sports and physical activities on a daily basis, Hydra-Guard Sports Drink is a great way of replenishing your essential electrolytes after a workout but keeping the calorie count low and consuming only 5g of natural sugars per bottle.