Jill Ellis Releases Roster for Tournament of Nations

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Jill Ellis has named 23 players to the roster for the inaugural Tournament of Nations featuring Australia, Brazil, and Japan.

Alex Morgan and Morgan Brian both return to the roster after missing the June friendlies in Norway and Sweden due to injury. Ali Krieger also returns to the roster after not being called in for the June friendlies.

Notable absences include Meghan Klingenberg, Rose Lavelle, Tobin Heath, and Ashlyn Harris. Lavelle, Heath, and Harris are all unavailable for selection due to injuries.

Chicago Red Stars forward Sofia Huerta will be training with the team for the entire tournament. US Soccer is pursuing a change of association with FIFA in order for her to be eligible to play with the team at a later date (Huerta is currently cap-tied to Mexico).

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

GOALKEEPERS (3): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Taylor Smith (NC Courage)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)