Midfielder Sam Coffey Replaces Forward Ashley Hatch On U.S. Women’s National Team Roster For Concacaf W ChampionshipHatch Returns to Washington Spirit Due to Muscle Strain Suffered Against Jamaica on July 7; Teams are Allowed to Make Changes to Rosters Following Group Play at the CWC
CHICAGO (July 11, 2022) – Portland Thorns midfielder Sam Coffey will replace Washington Spirit forward Ashley Hatch on the 23-player U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the Concacaf W Championship. Hatch suffered a muscle strain in her left leg against Jamaica on July 7, an injury that would have kept her out of the reminder of the tournament.
Hatch started against Jamaica and played 59 minutes in what will be her only action of the tournament. She twice hit the woodwork with shots and had a goal waved away for offside.
During the Concacaf W Championship, teams are allowed to make changes to their rosters due to injuries, if necessary, between the group stage and the semifinal round.
Coffey was with the U.S. team for its pre-tournament training camp and games against Colombia in Colorado and Utah but did not play in either of those friendly matches. The 23-year-old Coffey, who is uncapped, will add depth to the USA’s midfield for the knockout rounds.
U.S. Women’s National Team Concacaf W Championship Roster by Position (Club; Caps/Goals):
GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit; 1), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 6), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 82)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 12/0), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC; 16/0), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 3/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 16/0), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 155/3), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 204/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 67/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns; 0/0), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 113/25), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC; 3/1), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 75/21), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 42/6), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 11/2), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 29/3)
FORWARDS (6): Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 193/117), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars; 76/23), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 17/4), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 190/62), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 5/2), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 18/8)