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Roster is set for the USWNT for the 2023 SheBlieves Cup

The roster has been set for the U.S. Women’s National team and Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski, as 23 players will be participating in the 2023 SheBelieves Cup. There will be 22 players that were a part of what was a succesful trip to New Zeland in January.

One of the fan favorite on the team Megan Rapinoe will return to the team, with a chance to reach 200 caps during this tournament. As of this moment Rapinoe has 197 caps.

The start of the 2023 SheBelieves Cup starts on Feb 16 at Exploria Stadium in Florida as Japan takes on Brazil at 4:00 p.m. That is in additon to USA taking on Canada at 7:00 p.m. The tournament resumes on February 19 in GEODIS Park in Nashville as the USA takes on Japan and Brazil taking on Canada.

The tournament concludes on Febuary 22, at Toyota Stadium in Texas as Canada takes on Japan and USA takes on Brazil in the finale.

“All three of these matches are great opportunities for the players and coaches as we enter the final stretch to choose the World Cup roster,” said Andonovski. “To get to play three top teams, all who are in the World Cup, over seven days, will test our team mentally and physically, and that’s exactly what we need at this point in our preparations. We still have a few players in the pool recovering from injuries, but we are confident that they will be ready for selection for our April matches.”

The SheBelieves Cup, part of U.S. Soccer’s SheBelieves initiative to inspire and empower women and girls to achieve their goals in sport and beyond, was first played in 2016. The USA won the inaugural edition and France took top honors in 2017. The USA won again in 2018, and England finished first in 2019, but the USA returned to the top of the podium in 2020, the first title for Andonovski, and took top honors in both 2021 and 2022.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position (Club; Caps/Goals) – 2023 SheBelieves Cup:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current; 10), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 12), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 87)

DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign; 21/0), Emily Fox (North Carolina Courage; 24/0), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 128/24), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 12/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign; 27/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 212/0), Emily Sonnett (OL Reign; 70/1)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 123/26), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC; 9/2), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 86/24), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 47/7), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 19/3), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 39/3)

FORWARDS (7): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 15/5), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 201/120), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 22/4), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 197/63), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 12/2), Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars; 84/28), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 49/15)


Tickets for all three doubleheaders of the 2023 SheBelieves Cup are available on https://www.ussoccer.com/schedule-tickets

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