USWNT Head Coach Jill Ellis Names 25 Players to Training Camp Roster for 2018 Tournament of Nations.
23-Player Tournament Roster Will Be Finalized Prior to Opening Game vs. Japan on July 26 in Kansas City.
USA Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 25 players to the training camp roster for the 2018 Tournament of Nations.
The USA will gather on July 20 for several days of training before opening the tournament against Japan on July 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (6 p.m. CT on FS1). Ellis will name a 23-player final roster prior to the start of the four-team tournament, which will also include games against Australia on July 29 in East Hartford, Conn. (7 p.m. ET on FS1) and against Brazil on Aug. 2 in Bridgeview, Ill. (7:30 p.m. CT on FS1). Japan, Australia and Brazil have all qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Here is the full 2018 Tournament of Nations Match Schedule.
USWNT squad for 2018 ToN Training Camp
Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0),
Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 16/0),
Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 29/0)
Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 19/0),
Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 8/0),
Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage; 8/0),
Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0),
Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 139/0),
Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 21/0),
Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 17/0)
Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 75/6),
Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 61/15),
Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 51/5),
Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 8/2),
Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 254/100),
Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 36/7),
Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6),
McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 2/0)
Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 64/23),
Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 133/19),
Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 142/86),
Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash; 3/1),
Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 100/44),
Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 137/37),
Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC; 131/30)
“This is again an opportunity to host and play against some of the world’s best teams, we will see different styles and scenarios, which for sure will benefit us down the line, but ultimately our players love to compete and they are driven to win medals. Outside of our injured players, the core of our team has been together since January and even with just a few days of prep, this group will be excited and ready to get back on the field together against Japan.” – Jill Ellis
The USA has five matches remaining before kicking off the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship that will be held from October 4-17, a tournament that will determine this region’s three representatives at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Two of those games will come against Chile in California (Aug. 31 in Carson and Sept. 4 in San Jose) after the U.S. tackles a three-match set at the Tournament of Nations. The USA’s 25-player roster for ToN reflects a narrowing of the pool in preparation for World Cup qualifying. The roster features 22 players who have played for the USA this year. The other three are uncapped goalkeeper, Adrianna Franch, forward Kealia Ohai, who last played for the USA in November of 2016, and defender Jaelene Hinkle, who last played for the USA in February of 2016. All have had quality NWSL seasons for their clubs so far. The roster also marks the return of defenders Casey Short and Emily Sonnett from injury. Short last appeared for the USA in the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, while Sonnett missed the most recent friendlies in June against China PR.
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