Andonovski Names Final 23-Player Roster for 2020 SheBelieves Cup, Presented by VisaUSA Will Face England, Spain and Japan in Fifth Annual Tournament
CHICAGO (Feb. 26, 2020) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named the 23-player tournament roster for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, Presented by Visa, which features the top-ranked Americans, No. 6 England, No. 10 Japan and No. 13 Spain. All of the matches will be shown on ESPN networks.
The U.S. roster features all 20 players who helped the Americans win the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in early March and earn a berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Of the three players on this roster who were not on the Olympic qualifying squad, two were on the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team in forward Mallory Pugh and defender Tierna Davidson. Three players who were not on the World Cup Team made the 2020 SheBelieves Cup roster in defender Casey Short, midfielder Andi Sullivan and forward Lynn Williams.
USWNT 2020 SheBelieves Cup Roster (Club; Caps/Goals)
DEFENDERS (8): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 58/0), 12-Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 25/1), 19-Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 101/24), 11-Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 107/1), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 129/2), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 174/0), 20-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 31/0), 14-Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 44/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 99/19), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 83/18), 16-Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 42/12), 3-Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 64/18), 6-Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 16/0)
FORWARDS (7): 17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 165;33), 10-Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 291/122), 22-Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage; 17/4), 23-Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 134/56), 2-Mallory Pugh (Sky Blue FC; 62/18), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 165/51), 13-Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 25/9)
Should midfielder Julie Ertz play in the opening game against England, it will mark her 100th cap, making her the 40th U.S. women’s player to hit the century mark. Several players may represent the USA at their clubs’ home stadiums (Exploria Stadium in Orlando and Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.) during the tournament. Three players play for the Orlando Pride in defender Ali Krieger, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Emily Sonnett, while two others play for Sky Blue FC in forwards Carli Lloyd and Mallory Pugh.
The U.S. team is currently in training camp in Orlando preparing for the first match on March 5. The three players in training camp who did not make the final tournament roster are goalkeeper Jane Campbell, defenders Margaret Purce and midfielder Jordan DiBiasi.
2020 SHEBELIEVES CUP, PRESENTED BY VISA, TICKETS
Tickets for all three doubleheaders are selling well and can be purchased through ussoccer.com. Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com. Each ticket is valid for both matches of the doubleheader for the date purchased.
Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As a proud supporter of the USWNT through 2023 and the presenting sponsor of the SheBelieves Cup, Visa will continue its long-standing support in the development of women’s soccer. The support of U.S. Women’s Soccer complements Visa’s global investment in women’s soccer through partnerships with UEFA Women’s Football and Visa’s long-standing partnership with FIFA, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup, FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup India 2020 and FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Costa Rica/Panama 2020.