Seven members of the North Carolina Courage and Portland Thorns FC have been selected by U.S. women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis for next week’s upcoming friendlies vs. the Korea Republic. The games will take place Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans (8 p.m. ET on FS1) and on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. (2 p.m. ET on ESPN).
Both teams will meet on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the 2017 NWSL Championship (4:30 p.m. ET on Lifetime). Sahlen’s Stadium is the home stadium for the Courage.
They’re joined by 13 other NWSL players who have been called into camp, including Red Stars midfielder Sofia Huerta, who earned her first cap and first assist last month, and Dash forward Carli Lloyd, who returns after spraining her ankle last month. Ellis will choose 18 players for each game day roster.
Also on the roster is Stanford senior Andi Sullivan. The midfielder is back in camp for the first time since tearing her ACL last year and has four caps in her international career. She has a goal and six assists in 13 college games so far this year.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position (Caps/Goals):
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 9/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 53/11), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 1/0), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC; 101/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City; 131/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 15/0), Taylor Smith (NC Courage; 5/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 132/18), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 39/4), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash; 242/97), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC; 31/5), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 30/5), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 125/33), Andi Sullivan (Stanford; 4/0)
FORWARDS (5): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC; 55/22), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 130/77), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars; 92/43), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 28/6), Lynn Williams (NC Courage; 11/3)