Andonovski cuts U.S. women's roster for SheBelieves Cup down to 23 players

U.S. women's national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski named the 23 players for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup and England, Japan and Spain. All of the matches will be shown on ESPN networks.

Andonovski brought 26 players to a pre-tournament camp in Orlando, where the USA opens against England on March 5, and cut the squad down to 23 players.

All 20 players who helped the Americans win the 2020 Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying tournament and earn a berth to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games were picked. Forward Mallory Pugh and defender Tierna Davidson, both members of the 2019 Women's World Cup champion team return, as does veteran defender Casey Short.

The three SheBelieves Cup roster picks who were not on the 2019 World Cup team are midfielder Andi Sullivan and forward Lynn Williams and Short.

The three SheBelieves Cup roster cuts were Jane Campbell, Midge Purce and Jordan DiBiasi.

U.S. SheBelieves Cup roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 21-Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns; 3/-), 18-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 25/-), 1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 61/-)
DEFENDERS (8): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 58/0), *12-Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 25/1), 19-Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 101/24), 11-Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride; 107/1), 5-Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals; 129/2), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals; 174/0), *20-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 31/0), 14-Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 44/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): 8-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 99/19), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns; 83/18), 16-Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 42/12), 3-Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 64/18), 6-Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 16/0)
FORWARDS (7): 17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns; 165;33), 10-Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 291/122), 22-Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 17/4), 23-Christen Press (Utah Royals; 134/56), *2-Mallory Pugh (Sky Blue FC; 62/18), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 165/51), 13-Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 25/9)
*Not on U.S. Concacaf Olympic qualifying roster.
1 comment about "Andonovski cuts U.S. women's roster for SheBelieves Cup down to 23 players".
  1. Bob Ashpole, February 27, 2020 at 1:05 p.m.

    No surprises.

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