23 Players Selected for U.S. WNT Training Camp in California Ahead of Friendlies vs. Chile

Matches on Aug. 31 at StubHub Center and Sept. 4 at Avaya Stadium Will Be First Against First-Time Qualifier Chile for the U.S. Women
CHICAGO (August 22, 2018) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 23 players to the training camp roster for two late summer friendlies against Chile, taking place on Friday, Aug. 31, Presented by Volpi Foods at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. (8 p.m. PT on ESPN2) and on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and UDN). Ellis and her staff will choose 18 players to suit up for each of the games.

U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION; CAPS/GOALS
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 16/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 32/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 22/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 10/0), Hailie Mace (UCLA; 1/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC: 107/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 141/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 24/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 20/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 77/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 64/16), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 54/6), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 11/3), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 257/100), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 37/7), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 5/0)
FORWARDS (6): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 67/23), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 136/20), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 145/90), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 103/44), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 35/11), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 140/38)

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Forward Mallory Pugh and defender Kelley O’Hara return after recovering from long-term injuries. O’Hara last played for the USA against France in March at the 2018 SheBelieves Cup while Pugh last played on April 8 against Mexico, a match in which she scored her 11th international goal.

These will be final matches before the USA enters the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October on a quest for a berth to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

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DID YOU KNOW…

  • The U.S. roster features 21 NWSL players and two collegiate players in Stanford junior Tierna Davidson and UCLA senior Hallie Mace. Davidson, 19, is the youngest player on the roster.
  • Eight of the nine NWSL teams are represented on the roster.
  • Alex Morgan comes into the match with 90 career goals, 10 short of becoming the seventh player in U.S. WNT history to reach the century mark.
  • The match at StubHub Center at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center will be the USA’s 14th match at the venue, marking the most games at one stadium for the U.S. Women.
  • The USA last played at StubHub Center in August of 2017 during a 3-0 victory against Japan to conclude the Tournament of Nations. The match at Avaya Stadium will be the fourth for the USA at the venue where it ended its 2017 schedule with a 3-1 victory against Canada on Nov. 12.
  • Midfielder Allie Long was unavailable for selection due to a knee injury suffered during NWSL play with the Seattle Reign.