Allie Long was among the 23 players named to the Tournament of Nations team (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)

CHICAGO – U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis Monday named the final 23-player roster for the 2018 Tournament of Nations.

Two players were released from the training camp roster — Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai and defender Jaelene Hinkle, who will rejoin the North Carolina Courage for the International Champions Cup Women’s Tournament at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Thursday through Sunday.

The Courage join three other top teams in the world, including five-time UEFA Champions League winner Olympique Lyonnais, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.

The U.S. opens its four-team tournament against Japan on July 26 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (7 p.m. ET on FS1). The Americans also face Australia on July 29 in East Hartford, Conn. (7 p.m. ET on FS1) and finish 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.

U.S. women’s national team roster by Position; Caps/Goals

GOALKEEPERS (3): 21-Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), 24-Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 16/0), 1-Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 29/0)

DEFENDERS (6): 7-Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 19/0), 12-Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 8/0), 11-Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 139/0), 14-Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 21/0), 22-Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 17/0)

MIDFIELDERS (8): 6-Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 75/6), 2-Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 61/15), 9-Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 51/5), 16-Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 8/2), 10-Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 254/100), 3-Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 36/7), 20-Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), 5-McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 2/0)

FORWARDS (6): 19-Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 64/23), 17-Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 133/19), 13-Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 142/86), 23-Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 100/44), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 137/37), 8-Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC; 131/30)








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


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