U.S. Women’s National Team Roster for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup
Chicago: We are less than one month away from the start of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and there is a good amount of speculation on who would make the roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team.
On Thursday, the roster was announced by Head Coach Jill Ellis.
2019 USA FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC)
* First Women’s World Cup
** Second Women’s World Cup
*** Third Women’s World Cup
**** Fourth Women’s World Cup
Jill Ellis about the roster:
“Selecting a World Cup team is a long process, and I want to thank the players – the ones that made the final team and the ones that didn’t – for all of their hard work over the past two and a half years. They all pushed each other in every training session and every game and challenged the coaches to make some tough decisions. These 23 players have been through adversity and success, and it’s a group that has the talent, confidence, experience and desire to help us win the World Cup.”
Before the U.S. Women’s National Team gets into World Cup action, they will have a couple of “Send-Off Series” games as final tuneup for the World Cup.
USA vs South Africa on Sunday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. PT at Levi’s Stadium
USA vs New Zealand on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. CT at Busch Stadium
USA vs Mexico on Sunday, May 26, at 12 PM ET Red Bull Arena
Here is who the U.S. Women’s National Team will be playing in group play in the World Cup, they are in Group F with Thailand, Chile & Sweden.
Thailand on June 11 at 3 p.m ET on FOX at Auguste Delaune Stadium in Reims.
Chile on June 16 at 12 p.m. ET on FOX at Parc des Princes in Paris
Sweden on June 20 3 p.m. ET on FOX at Stade Océane in Le Havre
All of the World Cup Games will be on FOX, FS1 & FS2
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