United States Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has revealed the 23-player roster ahead of a training camp and 2021 WNT Summer Series.
Andonovski announced the players participating in the USA's three games of the Summer Series kicking off on June 10. The competition features USA, Portugal, Jamaica and Nigeria in a five game series from June 10-16 in Texas. The USWNT faces Portugal first, their ninth all-time meeting between the two countries.
The Summer Series stands as the final competition beforel Andonovski chooses the final Olympic Team roster for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.
“These games and the few training sessions we’ll have are just more tests, more challenges and more learning opportunities, for the players and coaches,” said Andonovski.
“The three matches will certainly be important in the selection of the Olympic Team, but we are also focused on the big picture and the overall body of work the players have put together over the past year or so for the National Team and their clubs. During these games we’ll also focus on preparing for the Olympic group matches, so we need to balance all of that, as well as manage the overall physical load on the players.”
The team will also play two Olympic send-off matches in July prior to traveling to Japan for the games.
The current 23-woman list includes 19 NWSL players and four from teams in Europe:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA), Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City, ENG), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Margaret Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
FORWARDS (6): Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Manchester United, ENG), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage)