USWNT: 26 Players Called In Ahead of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup

With Olympic qualification successfully out of the way, the United States Women’s National Team will hold their first post-qualifying camp later this month as Vlatko Andonovski’s squad prepares for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup, and more importantly, the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Andonovski has called back all twenty players from the USA’s CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship roster, plus six additional players, including uncapped Washington Spirit midfielder Jordan DiBiasi.

The five other additions are goalkeeper Jane Campbell, defender Tierna Davidson (who missed qualifying primarily due to a minor injury), outside back candidate Margaret Purce, outside back Casey Short, and forward Mallory Pugh.

External Link:  Andonovski Names 26-Player Training Camp Roster For 2020 SheBelieves Cup (U.S. Soccer)

No current collegiate players or recent NWSL draftees are included on this roster.  Sophia Smith, who trained with the USWNT in January, will be playing in the overlapping CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, which gets underway on Saturday, February 22nd. (The full U-20 USWNT qualifying roster is available here.)

Two players from the USA’s 2019 Women’s World Cup squad were not named to the roster:  Midfielders Morgan Brian and Allie Long.  Alex Morgan, who trained with the USWNT in Los Angeles, remains on maternity leave.

Also, no foreign-based players, such as dual-national center back Alana Cook of PSG, are included on this roster, though the roster release does not completely rule out their inclusion in the final 23-player roster, which will be announced sometime before the first match.  On the other hand, if those players were going to be included in the camp, the roster release could have announced that they would be joining the camp later, during the official FIFA window, which starts Monday, March 2nd.

Another notable exclusion is the North Carolina Courage’s recent signee, Hailie Mace, who has 3 senior USWNT caps.

A specific start date for the camp was not mentioned.  The roster release only mentions that the camp will involve “just over a week of training before the first game”, which is on Thursday, March 5th.  Thus, the camp probably starts on Tuesday, February 25th, or perhaps a day earlier.

(Japan is also currently holding a domestic camp ahead of the SheBelieves Cup.)


USWNT ROSTER FOR PRE-SBC TRAINING CAMP

Goalkeepers (4):
Jane Campbell (Houston Dash)^
Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC)
Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride)
Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

Defenders (9):
Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage)
Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars)^
Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage)
Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride)
Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC)
Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC)^
Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC)
Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)^
Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride)

Midfielders (6):
Jordan DiBiasi (Washington Spirit)^*
Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars)
Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC)
Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit)
Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage)
Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)

Forwards (7):
Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC)
Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC)
Jessica McDonald (North Carolina Courage)
Christen Press (Utah Royals FC)
Mallory Pugh (Sky Blue FC)^
Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC)
Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage)

^Italicized players were not on the roster for Olympic qualifying.
*DiBiasi is the only uncapped player.


2020 SHEBELIEVES CUP SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 5th – Orlando, Fla.
Spain vs. Japan – 4:15 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
USWNT vs. England – 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN2, TUDN)

Sunday, March 8th – Harrison, N.J.
Japan vs. England – 2:15 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
USWNT vs. Spain – 5:00 p.m. ET (ESPN, TUDN)

Wednesday, March 11th – Frisco, Texas
England vs. Spain – 5:15 p.m. ET (ESPN3)
USWNT vs. Japan – 8:00 p.m. ET (ESPNews, TUDN)