The USWNT Name 23-Player Roster For Upcoming SheBelieves Cup
The USWNT are set for their first tournament since they won bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named a twenty-three player squad that will take on Czech Republic, New Zealand, and Iceland later this month.
The roster reflects one of the many reasons US soccer turned to Andonovski following the departure of Jill Ellis, gradually bringing through younger talent.
While it still boasts plenty of experienced international, it is equally a nod to the plenty of up-and-coming talent they have to offer.
“We had a great camp in Austin and now we need to see this group of players in game environments against highly-motivated opponents,” Andonovski told the US soccer website. “Every player in the pool is focused on making the roster for World Cup and Olympic qualifying this summer, and every training session and especially every match is a means to that end for them, and for the coaching staff.”
He added: “The SheBelieves Cup is also a great opportunity to help prepare for rhythm of group play at the Concacaf Championship as we have to face three different opponents and different styles of play over a short period of time.”
The full USWNT roster is:
Goalkeepers: Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
Defenders: Alana Cook (OL Reign), Abby Dahlkemper (San Diego Wave FC), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)
Midfielders: Morgan Gautrat (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyonnais), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyonnais), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
Forwards: Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Margaret Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (Kansas City Current)
Action from the SheBelieves Cup kicks off February 17, where the Iceland will face New Zealand in the competition opener before the USA take on Czech Republic.
February 20 will see USA v New Zealand go head-to-head as Czech Republic go up against Iceland.
February 23 will see the final duo of group games as New Zealand v Czech Republic and the USA v Iceland to determine potentially determine the winner of the tournament.
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