U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis
called in eight players who were not part of the Women's World Cup for the matches against Brazil Wednesday in
Seattle and four days later in Orlando.
Three players were called into their first women's national team camp: Western New York Flash rookie Jaelene
, University of Virginia senior Emily Sonnett
and 30-year-old defender Gina Lewandowski
, who has played in
Germany since 2007 and plays for reigning German champion Bayern Munich.
Lewandowski won the UEFA Champions League title with Ali Krieger
Frankfurt in 2008. They are the only Americans to win a UEFA Champions League title.
NWSL MVP and leading scorer Crystal Dunn
was added to the
roster for the USA's two September matches against Haiti and scored two goals with three assists over the two games.
Forward Lindsey Horan
caps at the 2013 Algarve Cup) plays for Paris St. Germain. Samantha Mewis
(three caps in 2014) was a NWSL Rookie of the Year finalist with the Flash in 2015.
(two caps and a goal in 2009 when she was 18) had five goals and four assists this past NWSL season playing alongside Dunn with the Washington
Forward Stephanie McCaffrey
, who started 17 of the 19 matches she played this past season with the Boston Breakers, previously trained
with the USA during an extended training camp last January.
The Brazil games will be the final international matches for midfielders Shannon Boxx
and Lauren Holiday
and defender Lori Chalupny
, all of whom announced their international retirements earlier in the
year. Boxx will play her final match in Seattle while Holiday and Chalupny will play their final matches in Orlando. U.S. Roster: GOALKEEPERS (3):
Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC) DEFENDERS
Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Jaelene Hinkle (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan
Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Gina Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily
Sonnett (Univ. of Virginia) MIDFIELDERS (9):
Shannon Boxx (unattached), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC
Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western NY Flash), Christine Nairn (Washington Spirit), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC) FORWARDS (7):
Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain), Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen
Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (unattached)