Ellis stays with Algarve Cup roster for training camp
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. coach Jill Ellis is sticking with the 25 players from the Algarve Cup for her roster that will train from March 23-30 at Carson, California, ahead of the team’s first home game of the year.
The Americans play New Zealand on April 4 at St. Louis, and Ellis plans to select 18 players for that match as the U.S. prepares for the World Cup in June.
The U.S. also plays Ireland on May 10 at San Jose, California; Mexico on May 17 at Carson; and South Korea on May 30 in Harrison, New York. At the World Cup in Canada, the Americans open against Australia on June 8, face Sweden four days later and finished the first round against Nigeria on June 16.
The roster announced Friday:
Goalkeepers: Ashlyn Harris (Washington), Alyssa Naeher (Boston), Hope Solo (Seattle)
Defenders: Lori Chalupny (Chicago), Crystal Dunn (Washington), Whitney Engen (Western New York), Julie Johnston (Chicago), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston), Ali Krieger (Washington), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue), Becky Sauerbrunn (Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland)
Midfielders: Shannon Boxx (Chicago), Morgan Brian (Houston), Tobin Heath (Portland), Lauren Holiday (Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston), Heather O’Reilly (Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle)
Forwards: Sydney Leroux (Seattle), Alex Morgan (Portland), Christen Press (Chicago), Amy Rodriguez (Kansas City), Abby Wambach (no club)