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Ellis names 29 players for extended January camp

USWNT coach Jill Ellis. (Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

USWNT coach Jill Ellis. (Photo Copyright Erica McCaulley for The Equalizer)

Coach Jill Ellis on Friday named a 29-player roster for the U.S. women’s national team for an extended January training camp in Los Angeles and the roster includes all 24 players who recently went to Brazil.

Joining the 24 players are defender Rachel Van Hollebeke, goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart, and midfielders Kristie Mewis, Shannon Boxx and Allie Long. The team will train at the at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Jan. 5-25.

Training alongside the senior team from Jan. 3-10 will be the U-23 U.S. team along with nine overage players for a total of 24 players, all of whom are trying to impress Ellis ahead of the World Cup and next year’s Olympics.

USWNT January Training Camp Roster

GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS (10): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (10): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Samantha Mewis (UCLA), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)


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