WNT Defender Margaret Purce Ruled Out of China PR Friendlies

USA Now Has 24 Players in Camp for Matches on June 7 in Sandy, Utah and June 12 in Cleveland
U.S. WNT - Margaret Purce
U.S. WNT - Margaret Purce

CHICAGO (June 5, 2018) – Defender Margaret Purce has departed U.S. Women’s National Team training camp due to a right ankle sprain suffered in training. The Portland Thorns outside back has returned to Portland to be further evaluated and begin her rehabilitation.

The USA now has 24 players in training camp as the squad preps for two friendly matches against China PR, taking place on Thursday, June 7 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, Presented by Cutter Insect Repellent (7 p.m. MT / 9 pm ET; FS1 & UDN) and on Tuesday, June 12 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland (7 p.m. ET; ESPN2).

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Casey Murphy (Montpellier, FRA), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Smith (Utah Royals FC)

DEFENDERS (5): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Stanford), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars), Merritt Mathias (NC Courage), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, SWE), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC)