USWNT 'hopeful' Hayes will meet squad during December

The United States women's national team (USWNT) are "hopeful" Chelsea boss Emma Hayes will meet her new team during the December international break.

Hayes will become USWNT boss at the end of this season after her appointment was confirmed last week.

The move has raised questions over whether the 47-year-old will have a hands-on role with the US while managing Chelsea as they compete in four competitions, including the Women's Super League and the Champions League.

This weekend's WSL fixtures, which sees leaders Chelsea host Leicester on Sunday, are the final round before an international break with the US playing friendlies on December 2 and December 6.

Asked whether Hayes would be part of their upcoming camp, the technical director for the United States Soccer Federation, Matt Crocker said: "Yeah, we're very much hopeful.

"We're just again working some final details around her schedule, but being really respectful for Chelsea.

"It would be an ideal situation for her to come and meet the players and staff, and we're very hopeful that that can happen."