The United States opens up the Women’s World Cup on June 8th in Winnipeg, Canada, and manager Jill Ellis has named the players who will represent our country.
Hope Solo will be in net for the USWNT, despite all the off the field issues that have transpired over the past year.
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Christie Rampone will travel to her fifth World Cup at the young age of 39, while Shannon Boxx makes her fourth World Cup roster at 37.
The midfield has five players with over 100 caps for the USWNT, including Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd.
Up top the U.S. will rely on the tandem of Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan, with Sydney Leroux making her World Cup debut in her birth nation of Canada.
Goalkeepers: Hope Solo, Ashlyn Harris, Alyssa Naeher
Defenders: Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Julie Johnston, Lori Chalupny, Whitney Engen, Kelley O’Hara
Midfielders: Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Shannon Boxx, Morgan Brian, Tobin Heath, Heather O’Reilly
Forwards: Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux, Christen Press, Amy Rodriguez