Three U.S. players currently playing in Sweden that were named to the roster for the upcoming matches against Australia (Oct. 20 in San Antonio) and New Zealand (Oct. 27 in San Francisco and Oct. 20 in Columbus, Ohio) will arrive into camp earlier than expected.
Ali Krieger, Christen Press and Meghan Klingenberg will arrive into U.S. camp on the evening of Oct. 17, traveling directly from Paris where their Swedish club Tyresö will face Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan's PSG in the second leg of their round of 32 UEFA Champions League match on Oct. 16. Tyresö won the first leg 2-1 with both goals coming from Press, who ends her Swedish season as the leading scorer in the leage with 23 goals in 20 games.
The three players were able get released from their final Damallsvenskan match of the season after Tyreso defeated Yael Averbuch's Göteborg FC this past weekend by a 4-1 score, clinching second place and a Champions League berth for next season. As Tyreso cannot win the league title -- that was captured by LdB Malmö -- the players will arrive earlier than expected and be available for selection for the Oct. 20 game against Australia at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni will name 18 players to suit up for the match vs. the Matildas.
When the U.S. roster was announced, the players were not set to arrive until AFTER the Australia match. Defender Whitney Engen, who signed with Tyresö just for Champions League play, was always set to arrive before the Australia game.