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U.S. names 20-woman roster for Concacaf Women’s Championship
The United States will take on Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama in the group stage of the tournament
The United States will first face Mexico on October 4. (Photo credit: Robin Alam/isiphotos.com)
The United States will first face Mexico on October 4. (Photo credit: Robin Alam/isiphotos.com)

U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 20-woman roster for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in October. U.S. Soccer announced the roster on Wednesday. The tournament, Concacaf’s qualifying tournament for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, will take place October 4-17.

The roster is only 20 players, down from the 23 were selected the last time out for the U.S. in their pair of friendlies vs. Chile, and three less than would be on a World Cup squad next summer.

U.S. WNT Concacaf Women’s Championship Roster by Position (Caps/Goals):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 17/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 33/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage; 23/0), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage; 69/23), Hailie Mace (UCLA; 2/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 108/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 143/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 25/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 21/0)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 79/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 66/16), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 56/6), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 13/3), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage; 38/7)

FORWARDS (6): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 138/21), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 259/102), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 147/90), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 104/45), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 37/12), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 140/38)

 

U.S. Soccer noted that Courage midfielder McCall Zerboni (left elbow fracture) and Stanford defender Tierna Davidson (left ankle fracture) were not available for selection due to injury. U.S. Soccer also said that Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and Courage defender Merritt Mathias would train with the team to assist in preparation ahead of the matches.

Group A of the tournament will feature the United States, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama. Group A games will be played at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. Group B will feature Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba. Group B games will take place at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.

The semifinals, third-place game and championship games will be held at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The top three teams will automatically qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The fourth-place finisher will head to a home-and-away playoff with Argentina for a spot in next summer’s tournament.


Schedule:

 

October 4 Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama | 5 p.m. ET

United States vs. Mexico | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 5 H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Costa Rica vs. Cuba | 6 p.m. ET

Canada vs. Jamaica | 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October 7 Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Panama vs. United States | 5 p.m. ET

Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 8 H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Jamaica vs. Costa Rica | 6 p.m. ET

Cuba vs. Canada | 8:30 p.m. ET

 

October 10 Sahlen’s Stadium in Cary, North Carolina

Panama vs. Mexico | 5 p.m. ET

Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States | 7:30 p.m. ET

 

October 11 H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas

Cuba vs. Jamaica | 7:30 p.m. ET

Costa Rica vs. Canada | 10 p.m. ET

 

October 14 Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

2nd A vs. 1st B | 5 p.m. ET*

1st A vs. 2nd B | 8 p.m. ET*

* Order of semifinal matches may be switched to accommodate broadcasters

 

October 17 Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

Third-place match | 5 p.m. ET

Championship | 8 p.m. ET

 

 


Ticket info via U.S. Soccer: CARY, N.C.

Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group A doubleheaders featuring the U.S. Women’s National Team, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and Panama on Oct. 4, 7 and 10 in Cary, N.C., are currently on sale through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

EDINBURG, TEXAS

Tickets for the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Group B doubleheaders featuring Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and Cuba on Oct. 5, 8 and 11 in Edinburg, Texas, go on sale Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. CT through ussoccer.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will not be sold at the stadium except on the day of each event.

FRISCO, TEXAS

Tickets for the semifinals, Third-Place Match and the Championship Game at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship are currently on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-855-492-8053 and at the Toyota Stadium Ticket Office.

Groups of 20 or more can order directly at ussoccer.com.

Coaches Circle and Presidents Circle members supporting the U.S. Soccer Development Fund can receive individual customer support and concierge services for their ticketing needs. Click here or contact circles@ussoccer.org for more information.

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