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Ellis names 26 for USWNT camp ahead of SheBelieves Cup

Morgan Brian has been called back in by the USWNT ahead of the 2018 SheBelieves Cup (photo: U..S. Soccer)

Jill Ellis has named 26 women who will go to camp in Orlando next week to prepare for the 2018 SheBelieves Cup. When camp breaks head of the tournament opener March 1 in Columbus there will be 23 players selected. Morgan Brian and Rose Lavelle, who both missed significant time with injuries in 2017, are back in with the team. The same is not true for Becky Saurbrunn (foot), Sam Mewis (knee) and Tobin Heath (ankle) who were not called in.

The only uncapped player in the group is UCLA senior defender Hailie Mace. Tierna Davidson and Savannah McCaskill, who both won their first caps in last month’s friendly against Denmark, were called in as was Ashley Hatch whose lone cap came in 2016. Adrianna Franch and Meghan Klignenberg were not called back  after participating in the annual January camp.

The full roster is:

Goalkeepers (3): Jane Campbell, Ashlyn Harris, Alyssa Naeher
Defenders (8): Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Sofia Huerta, Hailie Mace, Kelley O’Hara, Casey Short, Taylor Smith, Emily Sonnett
Midfielders (7): Morgan Brian, Julie Ertz, Lindsay Horan, Rose Lavelle, Carli Lloyd, Allie Long, Andi Sullivan
Forwards (8): Crystal Dunn, Ashley Hatch, Savannah McCaskill, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Lynn Williams

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