Newly-appointed U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named his first roster, calling up 24 players – including Portland Thorns FC goalkeeper Adrianna Franch, forward Tobin Heath, midfielder Lindsey Horan, defender Emily Sonnett and forward Midge Purce – for a training camp prior to the USA’s final two matches of the year, against Sweden on Nov. 7 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio (4:30 p.m. PT on FS1 & TUDN) and against Costa Rica on Nov. 10 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. (5 p.m. PT on ESPN2 & TUDN).
U.S. WNT ROSTER – SWEDEN & COSTA RICA FRIENDLIES (CLUB; CAPS/GOALS)
GOALKEEPERS (4): Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit; 0/0), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 3/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 23/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 56/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA; 0/0), Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 52/0), Imani Dorsey (Sky Blue FC; 0/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 169/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 30/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 38/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 86/7), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 93/19), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 77/12), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 36/10), Allie Long (Reign FC; 50/8), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 59/14), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 13/0)
FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 160/32), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 286/118), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 13/2), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 128/49), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 60/18), Margaret Purce (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 19/4)
- The USA has compiled an 18-1-3 record so far in 2019, with the only loss coming in the first match of the year, against France in Le Havre.
- The meeting with Sweden, which is ranked fifth in the world after its third-place finish at the World Cup this summer, comes less than five months after the teams met in the final Group F match at the Women’s World Cup in Le Havre, a 2-0 victory for the Americans on goals from Lindsey Horan and a Sweden own goal that was created by Tobin Heath.
- The USA has faced Costa Rica 14 times, all victories, with nine of those games coming in Concacaf qualifying competitions. Costa Rica is ranked 38th in the world.