U.S. women’s roster named for Scandinavia friendlies

Alex Morgan (pictured) was one of 21 players called up to the USA women's national team for a two-game tour of Scandinavia in June 2017. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

CHICAGO – United States women's national team head coach Jill Ellis named Thursday a 21-player roster for away international friendlies against Sweden on June 8 and Norway on June 11. 

The roster is highlighted by the inclusion of midfielder Carli Lloyd, who helped Manchester City win the FA Women’s Cup earlier this month, and forward Alex Morgan, whose Lyon side will meet Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final on June 1. 

"This will be a quick trip against two very good teams in final preparations for the Euros, so I'm looking forward to seeing how we respond to these two quality opponents,” said Ellis.  


GOALKEEPERS: Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Smith (Boston Breakers) 

DEFENDERS: Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Jaelene Hinkle (NC Courage), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) 

MIDFIELDERS: Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Manchester City/England), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC) 

FORWARDS: Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC/England), Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), Alex Morgan (Lyon/France), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit)