Jill Ellis

Jill Ellis Names Final USA Roster for 2018 Tournament of Nations.

USA Opens Tournament vs. Japan on July 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas

USA Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the final 23-player roster for the 2018 Tournament of Nations.

The USA opens the four-team tournament against Japan on July 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (6 p.m. CT on FS1). The USA will also face Australia on July 29 in East Hartford, Conn. (7 p.m. ET on FS1) and finish 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.

Take a look at the 2018 Tournament of Nations full match schedule.

USA squad for 2018 Tournament of Nations (Club; Caps/Goals)

Goalkeepers:

21-Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0),
24-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 16/0),
1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 29/0)

Defenders:

7-Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 19/0),
12-Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 8/0),
11-Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0),
4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 139/0),
14-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 21/0),
22-Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 17/0)

Midfielders:

6-Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 75/6),
2-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 61/15),
9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 51/5),
16-Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 8/2),
10-Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 254/100),
3-Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 36/7),
20-Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6),
5-McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 2/0)

Forwards:

19-Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 64/23),
17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 133/19),
13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 142/86),
23-Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 100/44),
15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 137/37),
8-Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC; 131/30)

The two players released from the training camp roster are Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai and defender Jaelene Hinkle, who will join her North Carolina Courage club to play in the International Champions Cup Women’s Tournament, taking place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami from July 26-29. The Courage join three other top teams in the world, including five-time UEFA Champions League winner Olympique Lyonnais, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

 

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