January 4, 2017
Amy Rodriguez returns to USWNT
U.S. Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis has selected six uncapped players, plus FC Kansas City forward Amy Rodriguez, for a training camp roster at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., Jan. 13-23.
Rodriguez, a member of the 2015 Women's World Cup championship team, returns for the first time since giving birth to her second child on July 1, 2016.
"The players have had a good break since our last games in November, and I know everyone is anxious to get back to work," Ellis said. "January camp has always been valuable to set the tone for the upcoming year and it will be good for the players to get back on the field. For the staff, evaluation and performance remain the focal points during camp as we begin a build up to the SheBelieves Cup."
The second SheBelieves Cup will feature four of the world's top-five ranked teams: USA (1), Germany (2), France (3) and England (5).
The uncapped players are goalkeepers Jane Campbell and Adrianna Franch and midfielders Kristen Edmonds, Christina Gibbons, Rose Lavelle and Taylor Smith. The camp marks the first callup for Gibbons, an All-America at Duke University, and Smith. Smith played 18 games (five starts) and scored two goals for the Western New York Flash.
The U.S. Women's National Team and U.S. Soccer will continue to operate under the Collective Bargaining Agreement in its current form as negotiations continue.
U.S. Women's National Team roster
•GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Stanford), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
•DEFENDERS (7): Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)
•MIDFIELDERS (11): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride), Christina Gibbons (Duke), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Taylor Smith (Western New York Flash)
• FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies FC, ENG), Jessica McDonald (Western New York Flash), Alex Morgan (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Lynn Williams (Western New York Flash)