U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Jill Ellis’ World Cup Roster 23
Here are the players who will represent the United States at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France this summer.
The count down is on to this summer’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the new roster is out. Head Coach Jill Ellis has selected her 23 players who will represent our nation on the international stage.
The USA is the most successful country in international women’s soccer and we go to France this summer as the current World Cup champions.
The USA has won three Women’s World Cup titles, including the first-ever Women’s World Cup in 1991, four Olympic women’s Gold medals including the first-ever Olympic women’s soccer tournament in 1996, eight CONCACAF Gold Cups, and ten Algarve Cups.
The question is will we win this year? And, have the other countries who are focusing on developing their young women — have they caught up? Now is not the time to speculate but to enjoy
“Selecting a World Cup team is a long process, and I want to thank the players – the ones that made the final team and the ones that didn’t – for all of their hard work over the past two and a half years,” said Ellis.
“They all pushed each other in every training session and every game and challenged the coaches to make some tough decisions,” said Ellis. “These 23 players have been through adversity and success, and it’s a group that has the talent, confidence, experience and desire to help us win the World Cup.”
Forward Carli Lloyd has 271 caps with 107 Goals
“Even though this is my fourth World Cup roster, it’s just as special as the first one I was named to,” says Carli Lloyd. “It’s a different chapter of my career, this most likely being my last World Cup, but it’s an
“Even though we won in 2015, there’s still so much hunger on this team to go after that trophy and I’m looking forward to this experience with my teammates as it will be one of the biggest and most exciting challenges of our careers.”
At each WorldCarli Lloyd – with 271 caps and 107 Goals
CupI’ve played in, the level keeps getting better, and that’s a credit to the growth of the game around the world on and off the field.”
2019 USA FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper* (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson* (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn* (NC Courage), Ali Krieger*** (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara*** (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn*** (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett* (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian** (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz** (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan* (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle* (Washington Spirit), Allie Long* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath*** (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd**** (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald* (NC Courage), Alex Morgan*** (Orlando Pride), Christen Press** (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh* (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe*** (Reign FC)
* First Women’s World Cup
** Second Women’s World Cup
*** Third Women’s World Cup
**** Fourth Women’s World Cup
Allie Long has 42 caps with 6 goals – 1st World Cup
“Words can’t even express my emotions,” said Allie Long. “But if I could try to make you envision how I feel … picture being a little girl, and you had a dream that you’ve always wanted and always dreamed about and it always motivated you, year after year, even when it seemed impossible at times, and it pushed you through adversities and sacrifices, and then you finally accomplish it.”
“That’s how I feel.”Allie Long with 42 caps and 6 goals
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