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USWNT Roster Preview

U.S. Women’s National team Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski has released a 21-player training camp roster ahead of the upcoming October matches against Korea Republic. The roster is nearly identical to the one that the team used in a pair of friendlies against Paraguay in September, with only changes being made.

Emily Fox – the newest addition to the USWNT camp -- has replaced Crystal Dunn after she opted out of the matches, while Megan Rapinoe makes her return to the training camp roster after missing the September matches due to injury.

Delran, NJ’s own Carli Lloyd was one of seven forwards named to the roster, along with Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh, Rapinoe, Sophia Smith and Lynn Williams. If Lloyd plays in both matches, she will end her career with 316 caps. Andonovski noted that this would be the last time that Carli Lloyd will be playing in front of home fans.

The midfield consists of Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Catarina Macario, Kristie Mewis and Andi Sullivan.

Defensively, the USWNT returns many key players. Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Fox, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Krueger and Emily Sonnett make up the group in the back. Fox is back on the roster for the first time since matches against Colombia in January, where she earned her fourth cap. She also participated in training camp prior to the start of the 2021 SheBelieves Cup. With her addition to the team, all 10 NWSL clubs are represented on the roster.

Just two goalkeepers, Jane Campbell and Adrianna Franch, are listed on the initial roster. However, Alyssa Naeher and midfielders Samantha Mewis and Julie Ertz will join the camp when they are ready to play as they continue to rehab from injuries.

The USWNT begins its BioSteel Training Camp on Oct. 18. They will take on Korea Republic on Oct. 21 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas at 8:00 p.m. They will then travel to St. Paul, Minnesota to complete that two-game series at Allianz Field on Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.