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McNabb, Gibbons, Purce among seven NWSL players named to U.S. U-23 Open Nordic Tournament roster
Seven players from seven NWSL teams have been named to the roster
Seattle Reign FC's Kristen McNabb scored her first NWSL goal in Week 2. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com)
Seattle Reign FC's Kristen McNabb scored her first NWSL goal in Week 2. (Photo credit: Jane Gershovich/isiphotos.com)

Kristen McNabbChristina Gibbons and Margaret Purce are among seven NWSL players that have been named named to U.S. Under -23 roster for June’s 2017 Women’s U-23 Open Nordic Tournament in Sweden, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.

The U-23 team will take on Norway (June 6 in Karlstad), England (June 9 in Mallbacken) and Sweden (June 12 in Mallbacken). The team will leave for Sweden on June 1.

The full list of NWSL players named to the roster by acting U.S. U-23 WNT head coach B.J. Snow: Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Gibbons (FC Kansas City), McNabb (Seattle Reign FC), Erica Skroski (Sky Blue FC), Purce (Boston Breakers), Dani Weatherholt (Orlando Pride) and Ashley Hatch (North Carolina Courage).

Weatherholt and Skroski are the only NWSL veterans on the roster. Skroski played all but two minutes in 2016 and has started every game for Sky Blue FC this year.

There are no NWSL games the weekend of June 10-11. NWSL games will resume on Saturday, June 17.

 

View the full roster:

 

GOALKEEPERS (2):

Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; Kennesaw, Ga.)

Casey Murphy (Rutgers; Bridgewater, N.J.)                                                                                   

DEFENDERS (8):

Christina Gibbons (FC Kansas City; Raleigh, N.C.)

Zoey Goralski (UCLA; Naperville, Ill.)

Ellie Jean (Penn State; Coventry, Conn.)

Hailie Mace (UCLA; Ventura, Calif.)

Tegan McGrady (Stanford; San Jose, Calif.)

Kristen McNabb (Seattle Reign; Montville, N.J.)

Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State, Fairfax Station, Va.)

Erica Skroski (Sky Blue FC; New Brunswick, N.J.)                                                  

MIDFIELDERS (8):

Jordan DiBiasi (Stanford; Littleton, Colo.)

Jaelin Howell (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.)

Mayra Pelayo (Florida; West Palm Beach, Fla.)

Brianna Pinto (CASL; Durham, N.C.)

Margaret Purce (Boston Breakers; Silver Spring, Md.)

Danielle Weatherholt (Orlando Pride; San Clemente, Calif.)

Michelle Xiao (Stanford; Omaha, Neb.), Sandra Yu (Notre Dame, Strongsville, Ohio)                              

FORWARDS (4):

Mallory Eubanks (Mississippi State; Lexington, Ky.)

Ashley Hatch (NC Courage; Gilbert, Ariz.)

Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina; Chapin, S.C.)

Sophia Smith (Real Colorado; Windsor, Colo.)            

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