Three Washington Spirit Players Named to U.S. WNT Roster for 2019 SheBelieves Cup
Boyds, Md. - Washington Spirit midfielders Rose Lavelle and Andi Sullivan, and forward Mallory Pugh have been named to Jill Ellis' 23-player U.S. Women's National Team roster for the 2019 SheBelieves Cup.
Lavelle enters the event with 21 career international caps and six goals scored. Sullivan has 11 caps with the senior national team, and Pugh has racked up 13 goals in her first 45 career games with the USA.
The three Spirit players will represent FIFA's No. 1 ranked women's team against No. 4 England, No. 8 Japan and No. 10 Brazil in the SheBelieves Cup.
All four teams will be participating in this summer's 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. Brazil, Japan and the USA are three of the seven teams that have participated in each of the seven previous Women's World Cup tournaments.
U.S. WNT 2019 SheBelieves Cup Roster (Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 19/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 40/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 32/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 14/1), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 77/24), Kelley O'Hara (Utah Royals FC; 112/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 151/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 28/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 2/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 74/18), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 21/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 43/8), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit 11/0), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 8/0)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 143/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 266/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 5/1), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 155/98), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 108/47), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 45/13), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC; 146/41)
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