With a 5-1 victory against Denmark on Jan. 21 in the rear view mirror, The United States Women’s National Team prepare for a trip to MAPFRE Stadium to kickoff the SheBelieves Cup against Germany on March 1.
The USWNT make its second trip to Ohio after defeating New Zealand five months ago at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati.
United States head coach Jill Ellis called 26 players into camp for this tournament. Training camp is held in Orlando, Florida, for one week beginning on February 19th.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position; Caps/Goals
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 2/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 14/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 24/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 14/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 1/0), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 3/0), Hailie Mace (UCLA; 0/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 105/2), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 19/0), Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit; 8/0), Emily Sonnett (Sydney FC, AUS/Portland Thorns FC; 13/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 69/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 58/15), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 44/4), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 7/2), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 247/98), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 33/6), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 8/0)
FORWARDS (8): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC, ENG/NC Courage; 58/23), Ashley Hatch (Melbourne City FC, AUS/Washington Spirit; 1/0), Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC; 1/0), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 135/81), Christen Press (Houston Dash; 97/44), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 30/8), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 130/34), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 16/4)
“We had a productive training camp in January and a quality performance against Denmark to open the year, so the goal in the training portion of this camp is to refine our roles and relationships within our style of play,” Ellis said in a U.S. Soccer press release. “We will again have the majority of our core players back in and we’ll have the numbers to be able to play 11v11 before finalizing the tournament roster.”
Unlike the revamped roster on the men’s side, the women’s roster stays fairly consistent with a list of key contributors expected to make the trip.
Familiar names such as Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe will allow fans a degree of familiarity with the team, but the devil is in the details with this squad. This particular roster is stacked with talent that aren’t household names quite yet.
Players like Abby Dahlkemper, Sofia Huerta, and Ohio’s own Rose Lavelle look to make a name for themselves during this international tournament.
The SheBelieves Cup kicks off at 4 p.m. ET on March 1 with England taking on France, and later on the USWNT are in action against Germany at 7 p.m. ET.