Carli Lloyd (left) and Crystal Dunn were chosen to the 35-player U.S. provisional roster for the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. (Jeffrey Auger Photo)
Several familiar names were named to the 35-player U.S. provisional roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship next month.
The competition is the qualifying arm for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France.
Among the local names selected by head coach Jill Ellis were midfielder Allie Long of Northport, N.Y., midfielder-forward Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre, N.Y. and Sky Blue midfielder Savannah McCaskill.
Other players on the roster included were forward Carli Lloyd, the Golden Ball winner of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, forward Alex Morgan, defender-midfielder Kelley O’Hara, forward Mallory Pugh, midfielder-forward Megan Rapinoe, midfielder Morgan Brian.
The Americans, No. 1 in the FIFA women’s rankings, are the defending world champions.
All U.S. group matches will be played at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
The Americans will face Mexico in their opener Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m., Panama Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. and T&T Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. (all times ET).
Canada, the seeded team in Group B, will meet Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba in Edinburg, Texas from Oct. 5-11.
The semifinals, third-place match and championship game will be held in Frisco, Texas.
The two semifinal winners, which will be determined Oct. 14, will qualify for France 2019. The winner of the third place match Oct. 17, also will book a spot in the WWC. The fourth-place team will meet the South American third-place team in an intercontinental playoff for the final berth.
The U.S. roster
Abby Dahlkemper 13-May-93 Defender North Carolina Courage, USA
Adrianna Franch 12-Nov-90 Goalkeeper Portland Thorns FC, USA
Alex Morgan 2-Jul-89 Striker Orlando Pride, USA
Allie Long 13-Aug-87 Midfielder Seattle Reign FC, USA
Alyssa Naeher 20-Apr-88 Goalkeeper Chicago Red Stars, USA
Amy Rodriguez 17-Feb-87 Striker Utah Royals FC, USA
Andi Sullivan 20-Dec-95 Midfielder Washington Spirit, USA
Ashlyn Harris 19-Oct-85 Goalkeeper Orlando Pride, USA
Becky Sauerbrunn 6-Jun-85 Defender Utah Royals FC, USA
Carli Lloyd 16-Jul-82 Striker Sky Blue FC, USA
Casey Short 23-Aug-90 Defender Chicago Red Stars, USA
Christen Press 29-Dec-88 Striker Utah Royals FC, USA
Crystal Dunn 3-Jul-92 Defender North Carolina Courage, USA
Danielle Colaprico 6-May-93 Midfielder Chicago Red Stars, USA
Emily Sonnett 25-Nov-93 Defender Portland Thorns FC, USA
Hailie Mace 24-Mar-97 Defender UCLA, USA
Jaelene Hinkle 28-May-93 Defender North Carolina Courage, USA
Jane Campbell 17-Feb-95 Goalkeeper Houston Dash, USA
Jessica McDonald 28-Feb-88 Striker North Carolina Courage, USA
Julie Ertz 6-Apr-92 Midfielder Chicago Red Stars, USA
Kealia Ohai 31-Jan-92 Striker Houston Dash, USA
Kelley O’Hara 4-Aug-88 Defender Utah Royals FC, USA
Lindsey Horan 26-May-94 Midfielder Portland Thorns FC, USA
Lynn Williams 21-May-93 Striker North Carolina Courage, USA
Mallory Pugh 29-Apr-98 Striker Washington Spirit, USA
McCall Zerboni 13-Dec-86 Midfielder North Carolina Courage, USA
Megan Rapinoe 5-Jul-85 Striker Seattle Reign FC, USA
Merritt Mathias 2-Jul-90 Defender North Carolina Courage, USA
Morgan Brian 26-Feb-93 Midfielder Chicago Red Stars, USA
Rose Lavelle 14-May-95 Midfielder Washington Spirit, USA
Samantha Mewis 9-Oct-92 Midfielder North Carolina Courage, USA
Savannah McCaskill 31-Jul-96 Midfielder Sky Blue FC, USA
Sofia Huerta 14-Dec-92 Midfielder Houston Dash, USA
Tierna Davidson 19-Sep-98 Defender Stanford University, USA
Tobin Heath 29-May-88 Striker Portland Thorns FC, USA