Midfielders Danielle Colaprico and Rose Lavelle earned their first senior U.S. women’s national team call-ups for December’s camp.
Colaprico earned NWSL Rookie of the Year honors with the Chicago Red Stars in 2015. Lavelle is a junior at the University of Wisconsin and a youth national team veteran, having competed in the 2014 U-20 World Cup.
Newcomers Jaelene Hinkle, Emily Sonnett, Samantha Mewis and Stephanie McCaffrey are back with the team after joining the U.S. in November (all but Mewis for the first time), and forward Lindsey Horan is back in the fold as well. Hinkle, Sonnett and McCaffrey all earned their first caps in November against Brazil. McCaffrey scored in her debut, a 4-1 U.S. win in Orlando. (Should the University of Virginia advance to the NCAA College Cup, Sonnett, who is a senior for the Cavaliers, would not join the U.S. squad until the match in San Antonio.)
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The U.S. will play Trinidad and Tobagom on Dec. 6 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, (8 p.m. ET on FS1) and Dec. 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, (9 p.m. ET on ESPN2), before finishing the year with two matches against China PR on Dec. 13 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (7 p.m. ET on ESPN2), and Dec. 16 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. (8 p.m. CT on FS1).
The team’s final match of the year at the Superdome will be the final match of forwrad Abby Wambach’s career. She is the world’s all-time leading international scorer with 184 career goals in 252 caps.
Full USWNT roster for December
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (10): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), Jaelene Hinkle (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Univ. of Virginia)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western NY Flash), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (7): Lindsey Horan (PSG), Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (unattached)
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