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USWNT roster for England, Spain matches headlined by Crystal Dunn return, Alex Morgan absence

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The return of Portland Thorns defender Crystal Dunn highlights the 24-player roster chosen by United States ladies’s nationwide workforce supervisor Vlatko Andonovski for matches towards England and Spain, although a knee damage has prevented San Diego Wave ahead Alex Morgan from collaborating.

The U.S. will play the Lionesses on Oct. 7 at London’s Wembley Stadium, adopted by the Spain match 4 days later on the El Sadar Stadium in Pamplona. Andonovski will title 23 gamers to go well with up for every of the matches.

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A crowd in extra of 80,000 is predicted to attend the match with England, which might be the most important ever to observe the U.S. in a pleasant. It could even be the second-largest ever to observe the USWNT in any match behind solely the 90,185 followers who stuffed the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, for the 1999 FIFA Girls’s World Cup Ultimate.

“These are large checks for our workforce in entrance of crowds cheering towards us and after lengthy journey, however our gamers completely love video games like these,” stated Andonovski.

“The group we’re bringing to Europe contains gamers who’ve a variety of expertise towards prime European groups and a few that do not, so these video games are much more vital for our development as our workforce. Our entire squad must get a transparent image of what these video games are like as we proceed to organize for the World Cup.”

The decision-up for Dunn is her first since giving start to her son final Could, although she did participate in a coaching camp final September as a non-roster participant. She has since performed in three matches for the Thorns, all instead.

The roster additionally contains 17-year-old ahead Alyssa Thompson, who performed for the U.S. on the 2022 FIFA U-20 World Cup by which she had a objective and an help.

The highschool senior performs for the U-17 Whole Futbol Academy boys’ workforce in MLS NEXT. She is the youngest participant to be referred to as up for the total nationwide workforce since 16-year-old Sophia Smith was a part of an April 2017 roster for the coaching camp previous to matches towards Russia in Texas.

The roster additionally contains USWNT mainstays Becky Sauerbrunn of the Thorns, Olympique Lyon midfielder Lindsey Horan, OL Reign midfielder Rose Lavelle and OL Reign ahead Megan Rapinoe.

Racing Louisville midfielder Savannah DeMelo is the opposite uncapped participant on the roster.

USWNT roster for October friendlies vs. England, Spain

Goalkeepers: Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Braveness), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Pink Stars)

Defenders: Alana Cook dinner (OL Reign), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Hailie Mace (Kansas Metropolis Present), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)

Midfielders: Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), Savannah DeMelo (Racing Louisville FC), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)

Forwards: Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Pink Stars), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Thompson (Whole Futbol Academy)

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