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USA squad announced for International Tournament of Brasilia

USWNT head coach Jill Ellis has named 24 players to travel to Brazil for the International Tournament of Brasilia.

The International Tournament of Brasilia is a four-team competition being held from Dec. 10-21 at the National Stadium Mane Garrincha.

Included in the USA roster are all 20 players who helped the USA win the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in October to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Ellis said on the US Soccer website: “It’s a chance to travel to a new environment and play international matches in unfamiliar territory, which is always valuable when getting ready for a World Cup, it’s pretty exciting to get to play in a World Cup stadium, and many of our players have never played or even been to Brazil before. It’s a unique opportunity to go to a fantastic soccer country, have a great cultural experience and get four competitive games to end the year on a high note.”

USA will kick off the tournament on 10 December against China PR (4:20 p.m. ET), they will then meet Brazil on 14 December (3:45 p.m.) before playing Argentina on 17 December (4:20 p.m.). Take a look at the full International Tournament of Brasilia fixtures.

USA roster to compete at International Tournament of Brasilia

Goalkeepers:

Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit),
Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers),
Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

Defenders:

Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars),
Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit),
Whitney Engen (WNY Flash),
Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars),
Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash),
Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit),
Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC),
Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC),
Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)

Midfielders:

Morgan Brian (Virginia),
Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC),
Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City),
Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash),
Samantha Mewis (UCLA),
Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City),
Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

Forwards:

Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC),
Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC),
Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars),
Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City),
Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

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