Defender Hailie Mace Replaces Casey Short on WNT Roster for Mexico Friendlies

U.S. WNT - Hailie Mace
U.S. WNT - Hailie Mace

CHICAGO (March 23, 2018) – Defender Hailie Mace, a rising senior at UCLA, has replaced Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Short on the 22-player U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the upcoming friendlies against Mexico.

The USA will take on Mexico on April 5 in Jacksonville, Fla. (7 p.m. ET; FS1 and UDN) and April 8 in Houston, Texas (12:30 CT; FOX). U.S. WNT head coach Jill Ellis will name 18 players to suit up for each of the matches.

Short injured her ankle against France in the USA’s second game of the 2018 SheBelieve Cup. She had been progressing well while training with the Chicago Red Stars during the latter part of pre-season, but suffered a minor setback and thus is not yet ready for international play.

The 5-foot-7 Mace, who hails from Ventura, Calif., recently finished a training camp with the U.S. U-23 WNT in Portland, Ore. This will be her second call-up to the senior side after first training with the U.S. team prior to the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, but she was not selected for the final tournament roster.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position; Caps/Goals
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 2/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 14/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 17/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 4/0), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 4/0), Hailie Mace (UCLA; 0/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 107/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC: 135/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 15/0)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Morgan Brian (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 72/6), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 47/4), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 250/98), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 35/6), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 9/0)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 60/23), Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 1/0); Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC; 4/0), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 138/81), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 33/9), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 133/35), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 19/4)