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Thorns FC's Lindsey Horan, Becky Sauerbrunn and Sophia Smith named to U.S. Women's National Team for October friendlies


CHICAGO (Oct. 13, 2021) – Thorns FC's Lindsey Horan, Becky Sauerbrunn and Sophia Smith were named by U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski to a 21-player training camp roster for the upcoming October matches against Korea Republic.

The USA will take on Korea Republic on Thursday, Oct. 21, at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas (5 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and TUDN) and then will travel to St. Paul, Minnesota to complete that two-game series at Allianz Field on Tuesday, Oct. 26 (4:30 p.m. PT pre-game on FS1 and 8 p.m. ET on TUDN).

The USWNT begins its BioSteel Training Camp on Oct. 18 in Kanas City to prepare for its final domestic matches of the year.

Before the game in Kansas City, midfielder Lindsey Horan will be honored for reaching 100 caps. Horan, 27, is the 41st USWNT player to earn that distinction. The Colorado native earned her 100th cap during the Olympics on July 24 in a 6-1 victory against New Zealand, a match in which she scored her 23rd international goal.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position (Club; Caps/Goals) – October Matches vs. Korea Republic:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 6), Adrianna Franch (Kansas City NWSL; 9)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (Houston Dash; 76/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 41/1), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville; 4/0), Casey Krueger (Chicago Red Stars; 36/0), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 147/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 195/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 60/0)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 104/23), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 64/16), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 10/3), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 30/4), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 19/2)

FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Arsenal, ENG; 179/36), Carli Lloyd (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 314/134), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 188/114), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars; 65/18), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 185/61), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 8/1), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 42/13)