U.S. women: Uncapped trio picked for summer series

Three uncapped players -- Abby Smith and Midge Purce of the Boston Breakers and Taylor Smith of the North Carolina Courage -- were included in the USA's 23-player roster for the Tournament of Nations that will feature Japan, Australia and Brazil.

2017 Tournament of Nations:
July 27 in Seattle
Brazil vs. Japan, 4:15 p.m. PT, ESPN3
USA vs. Australia, 7 p.m. PT, ESPN
July 30 in San Diego
Japan vs. Australia, 2:15 p.m. PT, ESPN3
USA vs. Brazil, 5 p.m. PT, ESPN2
Aug. 3 in Carson, Calif.
Australia vs. Brazil, 4:15 p.m. PT, ESPN3
USA vs. Japan, 7 p.m. PT, ESPN2

Also in camp will be the Chicago Red Stars' Mexican-American, Sofia Huerta, who is awaiting a switch of association.

Back in the team is 32-year-old defender Ali Krieger, who was not picked for the June trip to Sweden and Norway.

Tobin Heath (back), Ashlyn Harris (quad) and Rose Lavelle (hamstring) would have all been likely been picked up for injuries. Also not picked were Portland Thorns defenders Emily Sonnett, who had played at the SheBelieves Cup in March, and Meghan Klingenberg.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 15/0), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 1/0), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers; 0/0).
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 4/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 49/8), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 98/1), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC; 96/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City; 126/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 10/0), Taylor Smith (NC Courage; 0/0).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash; 66/6), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 239/97), Allie Long (Portland Thorns; 27/5), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 25/4), Midge Purce (Boston Breakers; 0/0), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign; 121/31).
FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea/ENG; 52/22), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns; 35/3), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City; 75/35), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 125/73), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars; 87/42), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 23/4), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 8/2).
1 comment about "U.S. women: Uncapped trio picked for summer series".
  1. E Velazquez, July 22, 2017 at 5:45 a.m.

    Me Rapinoe should not be included any more in USA games for being disrespectful to the Nation

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