New U.S. women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni has named 29 players to his first training camp ahead of Feb. 9 and Feb. 13 games against Scotland.
Seventeen of the 18 Olympic gold medal-winning players have been named to the camp, with the exception of Amy LePeilbet, who is described as having a “lingering knee injury.”‘
Ali Krieger is back in camp nearly a year to the day since tearing her ACL and MCL. No. 3 NWSL college draft pick Kristie Mewis and North Carolina junior and Hermann Trophy winner Crystal Dunn were also called-up by Sermanni. Dunn, along with Santa Clara’s Julie Johnston, won the U-20 Women’s World Cup with the U.S. in September.
U-17 goalkeeper Jane Campbell, raved about by her coach Albertin Montoya, will join the usual cast of U.S. goalkeepers at camp in February.
Here’s the full roster:
GOALKEEPERS (5): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire South), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Liverpool FC), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Heather Mitts (Boston Breakers), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Yael Averbuch (Göteborg FC), Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lori Lindsey (Washington Spirit), Carli Lloyd (Western NY Flash), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Keelin Winters (Chicago Red Stars)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Tyresö FF), Amy Rodriguez (Seattle Reign FC), Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)
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