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USWNT Feb 26, 2020

Twenty-three players selected to represent USWNT in 2020 SheBelieves Cup

CHICAGO – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named the 23-player tournament roster for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, which features the top-ranked Americans, No. 6 England, No. 10 Japan and No. 13 Spain. All of the matches will be shown on ESPN networks.

All four teams made the knockout rounds of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup last summer in France. England, Spain and Japan have also announced their tournament rosters.

The U.S. roster features all 20 players who helped the Americans win the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in early March and earn a berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Of the three players on this roster who were not on the Olympic qualifying squad, two were on the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup championship team in forward Mallory Pugh and defender Tierna Davidson. Three players who were not on the World Cup Team made the 2020 SheBelieves Cup roster in defender Casey Short, midfielder Andi Sullivan and forward Lynn Williams.

USWNT 2020 SheBelieves Cup Roster (Club; Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): 21-Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 3), 18-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 25), 1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 61)

DEFENDERS (8): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 58/0), 12-Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 25/1), 19-Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 101/24), 11-Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 107/1), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 129/2), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 174/0), 20-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 31/0), 14-Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 44/0)

MIDFIELDERS (5): 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 99/19), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 83/18), 16-Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 42/12), 3-Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 64/18), 6-Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 16/0)

FORWARDS (7): 17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 165;33), 10-Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 291/122), 22-Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage; 17/4), 23-Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 134/56), 2-Mallory Pugh (Sky Blue FC; 62/18), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 165/51), 13-Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 25/9)

2020 SheBelieves Cup Schedule

Date Match-Up Kickoff Venue TV
March 5 Spain vs. Japan 4:15 p.m. ET Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla. ESPN3
March 5 USA vs. England 7 p.m. ET Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla. ESPN2, TUDN
March 8 Japan vs. England 2:15 p.m. ET Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J. ESPN3
March 8 USA vs. Spain 5 p.m. ET Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J. ESPN, TUDN
March 11 England vs. Spain 4:15 p.m. CT Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas ESPN
March 11 USA vs. Japan 7 p.m. CT Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas ESPNews, TUDN

Should midfielder Julie Ertz play in the opening game against England, it will mark her 100th cap, making her the 40th U.S. women’s player to hit the century mark. Several players may represent the USA at their clubs’ home stadiums (Exploria Stadium in Orlando and Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J.) during the tournament. Three players play for the Orlando Pride in defender Ali Krieger, goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Emily Sonnett, while two others play for Sky Blue FC in forwards Carli Lloyd and Mallory Pugh.

The U.S. team is currently in training camp in Orlando preparing for the first match on March 5. The three players in training camp who did not make the final tournament roster are goalkeeper Jane Campbell, defender Margaret Purce and midfielder Jordan DiBiasi. They will train with the team until the first match.