US Women’s Soccer Roster Set for Upcoming Friendlies Against Ireland
The United States women’s national team has released the roster for their upcoming friendlies against Ireland, featuring the returns of Julie Ertz and NWSL MVP Sophia Smith. With a total of 26 players, this roster is sure to bring some exciting competition on the field.
Julie Ertz Returns to the Field
After giving birth to her first child in August 2022, Julie Ertz is back and ready to compete. Although she is currently without a club, she is excited to represent the U.S. once again.
Sophia Smith Returns from Injury
Sophia Smith is also returning to the roster after dealing with a foot injury that kept her out of the first two camps of the year. Her return will surely give the team a boost on the field.
Final Tune-ups Before the World Cup
The two upcoming friendlies against Ireland mark the final tune-ups before the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand this summer. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski is expected to name his World Cup roster later in the spring, so these matches are crucial opportunities for players to secure their spots.
US Women’s Soccer Roster
Goalkeepers: Adrianna Franch, Casey Murphy, Alyssa Naeher
Defenders: Alana Cook, Tierna Davidson, Emily Fox, Crystal Dunn, Naomi Girma, Sofia Huerta, Casey Krueger, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Emily Sonnett
Midfielders: Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan, Taylor Kornieck, Rose Lavelle, Kristie Mewis, Ashley Sanchez, Andi Sullivan
Forwards: Ashley Hatch, Alex Morgan, Trinity Rodman, Sophia Smith, Mallory Swanson, Lynn Williams
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