Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold is striving for consistency in training in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup in France.
The Matildas are currently in Denver in the lead-up to their friendly against USA and Arnold’s teammates are due to arrive in full on Monday.
It could be a personal, yet healthy battle with Lydia Williams for the goalkeeper position in France, but Arnold was also keen to see the squad gel before their opening game against Italy in Valenciennes.
Arnold was hopeful of a good performance against the first-ranked USA on Friday next week.
“I just want to be as consistent as I can,” Arnold said.
“This last tour is pretty much our last chance to prove ourselves for the World Cup squad, so it’s really important to show our potential and really get stuck in for this game.
“Our first training session was good. It was good to run the legs out a little bit after a long flight. Get a few touches on the ball and get ready for our first proper session tomorrow.
“I guess it’s the same as every other camp. We need to get the whole camp together first and after that we’ll start preparing properly and we’ll get the team sorted for that game.”
Arnold was also enjoying training alongside uncapped goalkeeper Teagan Micah, who is currently with UCLA Bruins.
“Teagan has had our goalkeeper coach John Gorza growing up for a little bit,” she said.
“I trained with her once or twice when I was about 16 or 17-years-old, so it was good to be back with her and training again.”