Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe Named to U.S. WNT Roster for Tournament of Nations
Seattle - U.S. Soccer today announced its roster for the upcoming Tournament of Nations. Seattle Reign FC players Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe were both named to the 25-player roster. The complete U.S. Women's National Team roster is below:
U.S. Women's National Team Roster by Position; Caps/Goals
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 16/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 29/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 19/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 8/0), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage; 8/0), Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 139/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 21/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 17/0)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 75/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 61/15), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 51/5), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 8/2), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 254/100), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 36/7), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 2/0)
FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 64/23), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 133/19), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 142/86), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash; 3/1), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 100/44), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 137/37), Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC; 131/30)
Long and Rapinoe will be unavailable for Reign FC's match against the Orlando Pride on Saturday, July 21, as per U.S. Soccer requirements.
The U.S. WNT will meet for training camp in Kansas City on Friday, July 20 before the roster is cut down to 23 players. Below is the United States' schedule for the 2018 Tournament of Nations, including how to watch each match:
Thursday, July 26:
USA vs. Japan - Children's Mercy Park, Kansas City, KS, 4:00 p.m. PT on FS1
Sunday, July 29:
USA vs. Australia - Pratt & Whitney Stadium, East Hartford, CT, 4:00 p.m. PT on FS1
Thursday, August 2:
USA vs. Brazil - Toyota Park, Bridgeview, IL, 5:30 p.m. PT on FS1
The four-team tournament will feature USA, Australia, Brazil, and Japan. The winner of the tournament will be based on total points (three for a win, one for a tie), with goal differential serving as the first tiebreaker.
In the most recent FIFA rankings, the U.S. Women's National Team is ranked first in the world, with Japan sixth, Brazil seventh, and Australia eighth.
Australia, Brazil, and Japan have already qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. The USA will play for its World Cup berth at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship this October.
Long and Rapinoe are both veterans of the USWNT. Long has 39 caps and six goals in her international career, while Rapinoe has 137 caps, 37 goals, a gold medal from the 2012 Olympics and was part of the squad that won the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
In NWSL play this season, Long has scored three goals for Seattle Reign FC and is second on the team in minutes played. Rapinoe is tied for third in the league with seven goals, and tied for second in the NWSL with four assists. Both Long and Rapinoe will return to Seattle Reign FC at the conclusion of the tournament and will be available for selection in Seattle's next home match on Sunday, August 5 against the Washington Spirit.
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