USWNT, U.S. soccer, 11.17.20
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Thorns FC's Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Becky Sauerbrunn and Sophia Smith named to U.S. Women's National Team

CHICAGO – Portland Thorns FC players Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Becky Sauerbrunn and Sophia Smith were named by U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski to his 23 players squad for a training camp prior to the USA’s final game of 2020 and first in 261 days when the Americans take on the Netherlands on Nov. 27 at Rat Verlegh Stadium in Breda, Netherlands (9:30am PT, ESPN2 & TUDN).

The roster includes 15 players currently playing in the National Women’s Soccer League, seven who have been playing in Europe and one college player. Fifteen of the players named to the roster attended the USA’s most recent training camp held in late October in Commerce City, Colorado. Andonovski will name 18 players to suit up for the match.

Defender Becky Sauerbrunn is the most experienced player on the training camp roster with 177 caps. while Crystal Dunn has 104. Midfielder Lindsey Horan is the USA’s leading scorer so far this year with seven goals and three assists. Meanwhile, if forward Sophia Smith plays against the Netherlands, she will become the first player to appear for the USA who was born after the historic 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the first-ever player born in the aughts to earn a senior team cap.


GOALKEEPERS (3): Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit; 0), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 63)

DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA; 1/0), Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 61/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 26/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 104/24), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 131/2), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 177/0), Emily Sonnett (Orlando Pride; 45/0)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 102/20), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 86/19), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City, ENG; 45/12), Catarina Macario (Stanford; 0/0), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 15/1), Samantha Mewis (Manchester City, ENG; 67/18)

FORWARDS (6): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 2/0), Tobin Heath (Manchester United, ENG; 168/33), Alex Morgan (Tottenham Hotspur, ENG; 169/107), Christen Press (Manchester United, ENG; 138/58), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 28/9)