CHICAGO (Via U.S. Soccer) – U.S. Women’s National Team midfielder Tobin Heath has been ruled out of the upcoming training camp and matches against Russia due to a minor back injury.
Without Heath, the USA will head to training camp today with 22 players. U.S. head coach Jill Ellis will name 18 to suit up for each of the matches against Russia, taking place on April 6 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas (7:30 p.m. CT on FS1 with the pre-game show starting at 7 p.m.) and in Houston on April 9 at BBVA Compass Stadium (1 p.m. CT on ESPN).
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster – April Friendlies vs. Russia
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (6): Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Megan Oyster (Boston Breakers), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash/Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)
The USA will also be without midfielders Morgan Brian and Lindsey Horan who had to withdraw from the training camp roster due to injuries.