Forward Alyssa Thompson Replaces Mallory Swanson On U.S. Women’s National Team Roster For Match Against The Republic Of Ireland On April 11 In St. Louis

CHICAGO (April 9, 2023) – Forward Alyssa Thompson will replace Mallory Swanson on the U.S. Women’s National Team training camp roster ahead of the upcoming friendly match against the Republic of Ireland on April 11 at CITYPARK in St. Louis (6:30 p.m. CT / 7:30 p.m. ET on HBO Max, Universo and Peacock).

Swanson suffered a torn patella tendon in her left knee near the end of the first half in the USA’s 2-0 victory over Ireland yesterday in Austin, Texas. She returned to Chicago today for further evaluation.

The 18-year-old Thompson was the #1 pick in the 2023 NWSL Draft by Angel City FC, becoming the youngest draft pick in league history, and has gotten off to a fine start in her first professional season, scoring in her debut and earning a penalty kick in her second match. Thompson, who played in the 2022 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica, has two USWNT caps, both earned last October during her first senior team call-up. Thompson was also called up to the USA’s final camp of 2022 but did not dress for either of the year-end matches against Germany.

Thompson made her USWNT debut in dramatic fashion, coming into the match in the second half against England in front of more than 76,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London on Oct. 7, 2022. She also off the bench played against Spain four days later in Pamplona.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position (Club; Caps/Goals)
USA vs. Republic of Ireland – April 11 – St. Louis, Mo.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current; 10), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 13), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 90)

DEFENDERS (10): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 23/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 48/1), Emily Fox (North Carolina Courage; 28/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 131/24), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 15/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 28/0), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 37/0), Kelley O’Hara (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 156/3), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 215/0), Emily Sonnett (OL Reign; 74/1)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Julie Ertz (Unattached; 117/20), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 127/27), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC; 12/2), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 88/24), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 50/7), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 23/3), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 43/3)

FORWARDS (6): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 18/5), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 205/121), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 16/2), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 28/12), Alyssa Thompson (Angel City FC; 2/0), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 52/15)