Allie Long has been invited to the U.S. national team training camp — again. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
Many familiar names adorned the 25-player training camp roster for the 2018 Tournament of Nations.
They included Northport, N.Y. native and midfielder Allie Long of Seattle Reign SC, Rockville Centre, N.Y. native and forward Crystal Dunn of the North Carolina Courage and Sky Blue FC midfielder Carli Lloyd of Delran, N.J.
The U.S. squad will gather on July 20 for several days of training before opening the tournament against Japan on July 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (7 p.m. ET on FS1).
Head coach Jill Ellis will name a 23-player final roster prior to the start of the four-team tournament, which will also include games against Australia on July 29 in East Hartford, Conn. (7 p.m. ET on FS1) and against Brazil on Aug. 2 in Bridgeview, Ill. (8:30 p.m. ET on FS1).
Japan, Australia and Brazil have qualified for the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
Roster (Position; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 16/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 29/0)
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 19/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 8/0), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage; 8/0), Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 139/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 21/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 17/0)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 75/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 61/15), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 51/5), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 8/2), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 254/100), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 36/7), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 2/0)
FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 64/23), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 133/19), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 142/86), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash; 3/1), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 100/44), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 137/37), Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC; 131/30)
“This is again an opportunity to host and play against some of the world’s best teams,” Ellis said. “We will see different styles and scenarios, which for sure will benefit us down the line, but ultimately our players love to compete and they are driven to win medals. Outside of our injured players, the core of our team has been together since January and even with just a few days of prep, this group will be excited and ready to get back on the field together against Japan.”
2018 TOURNAMENT OF NATIONS SCHEDULE
|July 26||Brazil vs. Australia||Children’s Mercy Park||Kansas City, Kansas||3:15 p.m. CT|
|July 26||USA vs. Japan||Children’s Mercy Park||Kansas City, Kansas||6 p.m. CT||FS1|
|July 29||Japan vs. Brazil||Pratt & Whitney Stadium||East Hartford, Conn.||4:15 p.m. ET|
|July 29||USA vs. Australia||Pratt & Whitney Stadium||East Hartford, Conn.||7 p.m. ET||FS1|
|Aug. 2||Australia vs. Japan||Toyota Park||Bridgeview, Ill.||4:45 p.m. CT|
|Aug. 2||USA vs. Brazil||Toyota Park||Bridgeview, Ill.||7:30 p.m. CT||FS1|