An ankle injury will keep Tobin Heath for up to three months. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
Here are some interesting tidbits of the U.S. women’s national team roster for the SheBelieves Cup, as provided by U.S. Soccer:
* The USWNT will be without forward Tobin Heath, who suffered an ankle injury training with Manchester United in January and will be sidelined for 10-12 weeks.
* Forward Carli Lloyd, in her 17th year of representing the USWNT, enters the tournament with 296 caps, putting her four shy of becoming the third player in U.S. and world history to reach 300 appearances for her country.
* The roster also includes the return of forwards Alex Morgan and Christen Press, both of whom missed the January training camp and matches to return to fitness after illnesses. The duo have combined for 165 international goals.
* Morgan, who has 107 career goals, is one away from breaking a tie with Michelle Akers and moving into sole possession of fifth all-time in U.S. history. She will be competing for playing time on her club’s home pitch at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Fla.
* The only other player named to the SheBelieves Cup roster who was not in January camp is goalkeeper Casey Murphy, the starting keeper on the USA’s 2018 Under-20 Women’s World Cup team that finished fourth in Papua New Guinea. This will be the 6-1 Murphy’s third call-up to the senior USWNT and she is the only uncapped player on the roster.
* The three training players named were defender Emily Fox, the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft by Racing Louisville FC, midfielder Jaelin Howell, a junior at Florida State University, and forward Mallory Pugh, who will debut this year for her new NWSL club, the Chicago Red Stars.
* The Mewis sisters, Samantha and Kristie, were named to their third consecutive USWNT roster together.
* The USA will be without forward Tobin Heath, who suffered an ankle injury training with Manchester United in January and will be out for 10-12 weeks.