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USWNT’s 2015 FIFA World Cup Canada™ roster announced
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USWNT’s 2015 FIFA World Cup Canada™ roster announced

Posted on April 14, 2015

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USWNT head coach Jill Ellis has revealed the 23 players that will represent the USA in Canada this summer.

This is USWNT captain Christie Rampone’s fifth World Cup roster; she ties Kristine Lilly’s record for most World Cup roster appearances by an American player, male or female.

United States v Trinidad & Tobago: Group A - 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship

Fourteen players on this roster were part of the 2012 London Olympic gold medal-winning team. The roster includes lethal depth in the midfield and forward positions, and an ideal blend of experience and youth in defense.

Ellis has her pick in the middle and up front; the USWNT has one of the most dangerous midfields in the tournament. Goalkeeper Hope Solo will play in her third World Cup; her experience and leadership will be crucial with young defenders playing in front of her.

Goalkeepers: Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign)

Defenders: Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)

Midfielders: Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)

Forwards: Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach

With 55 days left until the 2015 Women’s World Cup, USWNT will play three more matches in the send off series: May 10 vs Ireland, May 17 vs Mexico and May 30 vs Korea Republic.

New Zealand v United States

The USA will start their World Cup journey on June 8 against Australia at Winnipeg Stadium, followed by Sweden on June 12 in Winnipeg and Nigeria on June 16 at BC Place in Vancouver.

You can get your gear to support the USWNT at SOCCER.COM.

Do you agree with Ellis’ selections? Who are you most excited to see play this summer?

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