Becky Sauerbrunn’s stress reaction in her left foot, which will keep her out of action for several weeks. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
CHICAGO – The U.S. women’s national team will be down two players at its January training camp.
Midfielder Morgan Brian will not attend camp in Carson, Calif. Instead, she will stay in France with her club Olympique Lyonnais as she works to return to fitness from nagging injuries that impacted her play in 2017.
After medical evaluations before the start of training revealed a stress reaction in her left foot that will require several weeks of rest, defender Becky Sauerbrunn will also not participate in camp.
Both players were named to the 26-player roster training at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in preparation for the Jan. 21 game vs. Denmark at San Diego Country Credit Union Stadium in San Diego at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN).
At this time, neither player will be replaced on the training camp roster.
U.S. head coach Jill Ellis will chose 18 players to suit up for the game.
The U.S. roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 2/0), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 14/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 23/0)
DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 13/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 0/0), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 3/0), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC; 73/3), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 104/2), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 19/0), Taylor Smith (NC Courage; 7/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 12/0)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 57/14), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 43/4), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 246/98), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 33/6), Andi Sullivan (Stanford; 7/0)
FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC, ENG; 57/22), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina; 0/0), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 134/80), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars; 96/44), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 29/6), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 129/34), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 15/4)