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Colaprico, Sullivan make USWNT’s SheBelieves Cup roster; Horan out with injury

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Coach Jill Ellis’ 23-player United States women’s national team roster for the SheBelieves Cup was announced on Tuesday, providing another window into what the Americans’ World Cup roster might look like later this year.

Notable absences are midfielders Lindsey Horan, due to a quadriceps injury, as well as Allie Long and Morgan Brian. Long will be joined by defenders Merritt Mathias and Emily Fox, as well as goalkeeper Jane Campbell, in training with the team ahead of the tournament in Tampa, Florida. Those players will not be on the official tournament roster.

This edition of the tournament will feature Brazil, England and Japan with doubleheaders on Feb. 27 in Chester, Pennsylvania, March 2 in Nashville, Tennessee, and March 5 in Tampa, Florida.

U.S. 2019 SheBelieves Cup Roster (Caps/Goals)

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 19/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 40/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 32/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 14/1), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 77/24), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 112/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 151/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 28/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 2/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 74/18), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 21/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 43/8), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit 11/0), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 8/0)

FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 143/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 266/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 5/1), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 155/98), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 108/47), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 45/13), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 146/41)

Recommended Reading:

Danielle Colaprico’s narrow path to a World Cup roster spot


The incredible journey of Jess McDonald, who nearly quit the game entirely


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