U.S. women's national team head coach Vlatko
Andonovski has named the 20-player roster for the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament that begins Jan. 28.
The U.S. will attempt to qualify for a seventh consecutive Olympic Games and win the Concacaf Women's Olympic Qualifying event for the fifth consecutive time.
All 20 players selected were a part of the USA's January training camp in Tampa, Florida that concluded Wednesday. The 20 players are three less than the 23 players on the 2019 Women's World Cup team and two more than the maximum number of players allowed on the Olympic roster itself.
Eighteen of the 20 players chosen by Andonovski were on the Women's World Cup championship team.
The two players on the roster who were not a part of the 2019 Women's World Cup team are forward Lynn Williams, who scored 12 goals for the NWSL champion North Carolina Courage in 2019 and has been playing in on loan in Australia for the Western Sydney Wanderers, and midfielder Andi Sullivan, who plays for the Washington Spirit.
The five players on the 2019 Women's World Cup team who weren't picked are Tierna Davidson, Morgan Brian, Allie Long, Mallory Pugh and Alex Morgan. The first four were in Tampa; Morgan is pregnant and hopes to return to action in time for the Olympics.
Vlatko Andonovski: "Full credit to the players for competing hard during our January camp and for making our final roster decisions difficult. We have a balanced roster with versatile players and of course they have a lot of experience in important games. This is a team that understands that you have to be aggressive and unpredictable in how you create scoring chances but also knows how to be smart on defense at the same time. They are mature and savvy players who can adjust on the fly if needed and of course are highly motivated to earn that berth to the Olympics."
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns; 3), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 24), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 57)
DEFENDERS (6): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 53/0), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 96/24), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 104/1), Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals; 125/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals; 171/0), Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 40/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 95/19), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns; 78/12), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 38/10), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 60/14), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 15/0)
FORWARDS (6): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns; 162/32), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 288/121), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 14/2), Christen Press (Utah Royals; 130/51), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 160/50), Lynn Williams (Western Sydney Wanderers/AUS; 21/6)