Allie Long will be part of the U.S. national team for the SheBelieves Cup. (YCJ/Andy Mead Photo)
CHICAGO – Many familiar names were named to the U.S. national team’s 23-player roster for the SheBelieves Cup next month.
Those names include Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O’Hara, Rockville Centre, N.Y. and forward Crystal Dunn and Northport, N.Y. and midfielder Allie Long. Dunn plays for Chelsea (England), Long for the Portland Thorns (National Women’s Soccer League).
The USA, Germany, France and England will play in three doubleheaders at three venues over a seven-day period.
England will open the tournament against France on March 1 in Chester, Pa. (4 p.m. ET) followed by the USA against Germany (7 p.m. ET on FS1).
All the teams will travel to New Jersey where France will face Germany on Saturday, March 4 (2:15 p.m. ET) followed by the USA taking on England (5 p.m. ET on FOX) at Red Bull Arena in Harrison.
The tournament will finish on Tuesday, March 7, at the historic RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. as Germany takes on England (4 p.m. ET) and the USA faces France (7 p.m. ET on FS1).
“We’ve now had two camps together this year and I’ve seen some good things across the board. Now we’re looking to translate that into three games against fantastic opponents,” U.S. head coach Jill Ellis said in a statement. “We will be greatly tested and these are the moments where you learn the most about yourself which is exactly what we need right now.”
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (6): Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Brianna Pinto (CASL)
FORWARDS (6): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies FC), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), Alex Morgan (Olympique Lyonnais), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)