U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis named her 20-player roster for World Cup qualifying, which includes goalkeeper Hope Solo as well as all five forwards fighting for time up front.
Eight players were cut from the team’s previous training camp. Players who were involved in the September training camp and two friendlies against Mexico but not brought to qualifying are: Allie Long, Shannon Boxx, Kristie Mewis, Julie Johnston, Stephanie Cox, Rachel Van Hollebeke, Nicole Barnhart and Alyssa Naeher.
The United States roster:
Hope Solo, Ashlyn Harris
Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn, Whitney Engen, Ali Krieger, Meghan Klingenberg, Kelley O’Hara, Crystal Dunn
Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Heather O’Reilly, Morgan Brian
Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Sydney Leroux, Amy Rodriguez
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