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Megan Rapinoe and Allie Long Named to US WNT for November Friendlies

October 26, 2018 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Reign FC News Release

SEATTLE - The U.S. Women's National Team today announced its 24-player roster in advance of the team's European friendlies on November 8 and 13. Seattle Reign FC forward Megan Rapinoe and midfielder Allie Long were both named to the team.

The U.S. will face off against Portugal in Lisbon on November 8 at 10am PT in the first friendly match since the team handily won the Concacaf Women's Championship and qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The match against Portugal will be broadcast on ESPN2. The USA will then travel to Paisley, Scotland to take on the Scotland women's national team on November 13. That match, which will be broadcast on FS1 and UDN, kicks off at 11am PT.

Below is the full 24-player roster, as selected by head coach Jill Ellis. 18 players will be available for selection in each match.

U.S. WNT Roster by Position - Portugal-Scotland Tour '18 (Caps/Goals):

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 18/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 37/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 28/0), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 73/24), Emily Fox (UNC; 0/0), Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 147/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 24/0)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 71/18), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 61/7), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 18/6), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 40/8), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 10/0)

FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 142/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 263/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 1/0), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 151/97), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 106/46), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 41/12), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 144/41)

The next victory for the U.S. Women's National Team will mark the 500th win in program history. Since its inception in 1985, the U.S. WNT has compiled a record of 499 wins, 65 losses and 74 ties. The two November friendlies will also be the team's last matches of 2018. So far this year, the team is 16-0-2. Rapinoe and Long have both been fixtures on the U.S. WNT this season, though Long was unavailable for selection in the Concacaf Women's Championship due to injury. Rapinoe scored three goals in the tournament, during which the team went 5-0-0 and scored 26 goals while allowing zero.

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