U.S. Ladies’s Nationwide Staff head coach Vlatko Andonovski unveiled his remaining roster Tuesday for the three worldwide matches of the 2021 WNT Summer season Sequence as preparations proceed for the Olympic event this summer time.
The USWNT tuneups will embrace matches towards Portugal (June 10), Jamaica (June 13) and Nigeria (June 16). These would be the remaining matches for gamers to showcase themselves earlier than Andonovski selects the remaining Olympic roster.
The roster is lacking Chicago Pink Stars midfielder Julie Ertz, who’s recovering from an MCL harm suffered within the first recreation of the NWSL season. Tobin Heath shall be in camp with the opposite 23 gamers as she continues her restoration from a knee harm.
USWNT Roster: 2021 Summer season Sequence
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Sprint), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Pink Stars)
DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook dinner (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA), Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester Metropolis), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Pink Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Margaret Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyonnais), Kristie Mewis (Houston Sprint), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Braveness), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
FORWARDS (6): Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Satisfaction), Christen Press (Manchester United), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Braveness)
USWNT on the Tokyo Olympics
Andonovski’s workforce was drawn into the proverbial Group of Dying on the Tokyo Olympics. The USA’s round-robin group stage foes will embrace Sweden (July 21), New Zealand (July 24) and Australia (July 27).
The highest two groups will advance from every group to the single-elimination Olympic quarterfinals. The 2 finest third-place finishers within the group stage additionally will qualify.
The USWNT shall be searching for its fifth Olympic gold medal and the primary since 2012.
The U.S. ladies have registered six shutout wins in seven worldwide matches to this point in 2021. The opposite consequence was a draw towards the identical Sweden workforce they are going to be going through in Tokyo. They’ve outscored their opponents 22-1 in these seven matches.
There shall be two Olympic send-off matches in early July previous to the workforce departing to Japan.