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NWSL Jul 11, 2023

Sixty NWSL players to take part in 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

NEW YORK – Sixty NWSL players will represent their respective countries on global soccer’s grandest stage when they take the field for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup next week in Australia and New Zealand.

Of the 32 teams slated to participate in the event, a record 16 teams are set to feature talent from the NWSL player pool, including countries from all six confederations.

“On behalf of the National Women’s Soccer League, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the sixty remarkable athletes who have been selected to represent their respective national teams on the world stage this summer,” said NWSL Commissioner Jessica Berman. “The sheer number of NWSL players featured on these rosters is a testament to the exceptional talent that thrives within our league. This is a proud moment for the NWSL as we witness the impact our players are making at the international level, and I wish every one of them luck as they embark on their journeys.”

Each NWSL club boasts at least two players on World Cup rosters. A full list of NWSL players competing in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup can be found below.

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Rosters

Bold denotes World Cup debut

Country Player Club
Argentina Mariana Larroquette Orlando Pride
Australia Alex Chidiac Racing Louisville FC
Australia Emily van Egmond San Diego Wave FC
Brazil Andressa Alves Houston Dash
Brazil Ary Borges Racing Louisville FC
Brazil Adriana Orlando Pride
Brazil Bruninha NJ/NY Gotham FC
Brazil Debinha Kansas City Current
Brazil Kerolin North Carolina Courage
Brazil Marta Orlando Pride
Brazil Rafaelle Orlando Pride
Canada Gabrielle Carle Washington Spirit
Canada Allysha Chapman Houston Dash
Canada Jordyn Huitema OL Reign
Canada Nichelle Prince Houston Dash
Canada Quinn OL Reign
Canada Sophie Schmidt Houston Dash
Canada Kailen Sheridan San Diego Wave FC
Canada Christine Sinclair Portland Thorns FC
China Wang Shuang Racing Louisville FC
Costa Rica Rocky Rodriguez Portland Thorns FC
Denmark Stine Ballisager Kansas City Current
Denmark Mille Gejl North Carolina Courage
Denmark Rikke Madsen North Carolina Courage
Ireland Sinead Farrelly NJ/NY Gotham FC
Ireland Denise O’Sullivan North Carolina Courage
Ireland Marissa Sheva Washington Spirit
Jamaica Cheyna Matthews Chicago Red Stars
Jamaica Havana Solaun Houston Dash
Japan Jun Endo Angel City FC
Japan Hina Sugita Portland Thorns FC
New Zealand Ali Riley Angel City FC
Nigeria Michelle Alozie Houston Dash
Nigeria Uchenna Kanu Racing Louisville FC
Nigeria Ify Onumonu NJ/NY Gotham FC
Panama Riley Tanner Washington Spirit
South Africa Thembi Kgatlana Racing Louisville FC
Sweden Sofia Jakobsson San Diego Wave FC
United States Alana Cook OL Reign
United States Savannah DeMelo Racing Louisville FC
United States Crystal Dunn Portland Thorns FC
United States Julie Ertz Angel City FC
United States Emily Fox North Carolina Courage
United States Naomi Girma San Diego Wave FC
United States Sofia Huerta OL Reign
United States Aubrey Kingsbury Washington Spirit
United States Rose Lavelle OL Reign
United States Kristie Mewis NJ/NY Gotham FC
United States Alex Morgan San Diego Wave FC
United States Casey Murphy North Carolina Courage
United States Alyssa Naeher Chicago Red Stars
United States Kelley O’Hara NJ/NY Gotham FC
United States Megan Rapinoe OL Reign
United States Trinity Rodman Washington Spirit
United States Ashley Sanchez Washington Spirit
United States Sophia Smith Portland Thorns FC
United States Emily Sonnett OL Reign
United States Andi Sullivan Washington Spirit
United States Alyssa Thompson Angel City FC
United States Lynn Williams NJ/NY Gotham FC