Ellis Names Roster For Canada Friendlies


Jill Ellis has named 23 players to the roster for two friendlies between the U.S. Women’s National Team and the Canadian Women’s National Team to close out 2017.

Tobin Heath and Taylor Smith both return to the roster after missing the September friendlies due to injuries suffered in the NWSL final. 

Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), and Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars) were all unavailable for selection due to injuries.  Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC) was not released by her club, which is playing Round of 16 Champions League matches on November 8 and 15.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Taylor Smith (NC Courage), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC), Chioma Ubogagu (Orlando Pride)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Andi Sullivan (Stanford)

FORWARDS (5): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)

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