Ellis Names Roster for 2017 Tournament of Nations

CHICAGO (July 20, 2017) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23-player roster for the 2017 Tournament of Nations that will feature the USA, Japan, Australia and Brazil playing in three doubleheader events at three different venues over an eight-day period. The USA is currently ranked first in the world, Japan is sixth, Australia is seventh and Brazil is eighth. All six matches of the tournament will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.

#ToN2017 ROSTER BY POSITION (Club; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 15/0), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 1/0), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers; 0/0)

DEFENDERS (7):
Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 4/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 49/8), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 98/1), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC; 96/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City; 126/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 10/0), Taylor Smith (NC Courage; 0/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash; 66/6), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 239/97), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 27/5), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 25/4), Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers; 0/0), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 121/31)

FORWARDS (7):
Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC; 52/22), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 35/3), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City; 75/35), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 125/73), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars; 87/42), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 23/4), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 8/2)

#ToN2017 SCHEDULE

Date

Matches

Stadium

City

Kickoff

TV

July 27

Brazil vs. Japan

CenturyLink Field

Seattle, Wash.

4:15 p.m. PT

ESPN3

July 27

USA vs. Australia

CenturyLink Field

Seattle, Wash.

7 p.m. PT

ESPN

July 30

Japan vs. Australia

Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego, Calif.

2:15 p.m. PT

ESPN3

July 30

USA vs. Brazil

Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego, Calif.

5 p.m. PT 

ESPN2

Aug. 3

Australia vs. Brazil

StubHub Center

Carson, Calif.

4:15 p.m. PT 

ESPN3

Aug. 3

USA vs. Japan

StubHub Center

Carson, Calif.

7 p.m. PT

ESPN2

The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with the first tie-breaker being overall goal difference, followed by most total tournament goals scored, then head-to-head result and lastly, FIFA Ranking if necessary.

Chicago Red Stars forward Sofia Huerta will train with the U.S. team for the entire tournament. Huerta, who played for Mexico at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and has five caps for the senior team, is not currently eligible to play for the United States, but U.S. Soccer is pursuing a change of association with FIFA on her behalf which, if approved, would make her eligible to play for the USA in the future. Huerta was born in Boise, grew up in Idaho, and attended Santa Clara University with U.S. defender Julie Ertz.

#ToN2017 TICKETS

Tickets for all three doubleheaders are on sale through ussoccer.com. Fans looking to purchase by phone should dial 1-800-745-3000 for the events in Seattle and San Diego and 1-888-929-7849 for the doubleheader in the Los Angeles area. Tickets are also available at the CenturyLink Field Northwest Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and at the StubHub Center ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Qualcomm Stadium except on the day of the event.] To receive notifications directly and for early ticket access, join U.S. Soccer’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat.

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