The Philippines qualified for the Women's World Cup for the first when it beat Chinese Taipei in a shootout in the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup quarterfinals.
Qualifiers: 2023 Women's World Cup (Asia)
The Malditas started a team with 11 players raised in the United States, all products of the college system. Many of team still playing at clubs around the world.
Goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel, one of two sisters in the starting lineup, stopped two penalty kicks in the shootout and converted the fifth penalty kick to send the shootout to sudden-death.
A pair of players based in Japan's new WE League had big goals. Quinley Quezada (JEF United Chiba Ladies) scored for the Philippines to give it the lead in regulation. Sarina Bolden (Chifure AS Elfen) scored the deciding goal in the shootout.
Other players are playing in Cyprus, Spain and Sweden.
Philippines Starting XI
Olivia McDaniel (24, Milwaukee)
Dominique Randle (27, USC)
Hali Long (27, Little Rock)
Sofia Harrison (22, Slippery Rock)
Eva Madarang (24, Rogers State)
Jessica Miclat (23, UC Irvine)
Ryley Bugay (26, Marquette)
Katrina Guillou (28, UC Wilmington)
Chandler McDaniel (23, Milwaukee)
Sarina Bolden (25, Loyola Marymount)
Quinley Quezada (24, UC Riverside)