CHICAGO (Feb. 8, 2021) – Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Krueger (formerly Short) has replaced defender Alana Cook on the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup.
Due to FIFA Circular 1749, issued on Feb. 5, 2021, PSG exercised their right to deny the release of Cook due to the mandatory 7-day quarantine that would be required upon her re-entry into France.
The former Casey Short – she got married last December -- has 32 career caps, but played in just one match last year, that coming in the third and final match of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, a 3-1 victory against Japan.
Several injuries have impacted Krueger’s National Team opportunities of late. In 2020, she played in four matches for the Red Stars during the NWSL Challenge Cup and one in the NWSL Fall Series.
U.S. Women’s National Team 2021 SheBelieves Cup Roster by Position (Club; Caps/Goals):GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 4), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 65)
DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City, ENG; 63/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 27/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 107/24), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 32/0), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 133/2), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC; 4/1), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 179/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 48/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 105/20), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 88/20), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City, ENG; 48/13), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA; 2/1), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 18/3), Samantha Mewis (Manchester City, ENG; 70/21)
FORWARDS (6): Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 296/123), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 170/107), Christen Press (Manchester United, ENG; 139/58), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 170/54), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 31/10)