USWNT Preliminary Roster Confirms List Of Injury Casualties

Sam Mewis is out as she continues her recovery from a knee setback.

The 2022 Concacaf W Championship is just 26 days away, so USWNT manager Vlatko Andonovski has to be close to knowing the final 23-player squad he'll name for the tournament in Mexico — which serves as qualifying for both the 2023 World Cup and 2024 Olympic Games.

But he's not showing his hand yet.

On Monday, Concacaf revealed the provisional rosters for the W Championship, so while the final 23 will have to be selected from this list, the provisional roster for the USWNT includes an all-encompassing 59 names.

There's room for all the veterans — Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Christen Press and Alex Morgan — and all the younger players looking to make their breakthrough. On the experienced side of the coin, it's nice to see Sydney Leroux's name in the list. The 32-year-old hasn't played for the U.S. in five years, but she has two goals and an assist in six starts for the Orlando Pride to start the NWSL season.

The excluded names are of more interest, as they confirm the severity of some injuries. Sam Mewis (knee) and Abby Dahlkemper (ribs) were questionable, but they still clearly haven't recovered while Catarina Macario (knee), Tierna Davidson (knee) and Lynn Williams (hip) were certain casualties.

Crystal Dunn, after welcoming a baby son in May, says she'll be available for selection again come September.  

USWNT Roster 2022 Concacaf W Championship (Provisional)

Goalkeepers

  • Bella Bixby 
  • Aubrey Kingsbury
  • Jane Campbell 
  • Adrianna Franch 
  • Casey Murphy 
  • Alyssa Naeher 
  • Phallon Tullis-Joyce 

Defenders

  • Alana Cook 
  • Imani Dorsey 
  • Caprice Dydasco 
  • Emily Fox 
  • Naomi Girma 
  • Sam Hiatt 
  • Sofia Huerta 
  • Alex Loera 
  • Hailie Mace 
  • Emily Mason 
  • Merritt Mathias 
  • Kristen McNabb 
  • Emily Menges 
  • Kelley O'Hara 
  • Carson Pickett 
  • Becky Sauerbrunn 
  • Emily Sonnett 
  • Sam Staab 

Midfielders

  • Croix Bethune 
  • Sam Coffey 
  • Mikayla Cluff 
  • Savannah DeMelo 
  • Vanessa DiBernardo 
  • Kristen Hamilton 
  • Lindsey Horan 
  • Jaelin Howell 
  • Taylor Kornieck 
  • Rose Lavelle 
  • Emily Madril
  • Savannah McCaskill 
  • Kristie Mewis 
  • Jenna Nighswonger 
  • Andi Sullivan 
  • Dani Weatherholt 

Forwards

  • Alex Morgan 
  • Bethany Balcer
  • Michelle Cooper 
  • Sydney Leroux 
  • Ashley Hatch 
  • Tobin Heath 
  • Cece Kizer
  • Jessica McDonald 
  • Christen Press
  • Mallory Pugh
  • Margaret Purce
  • Megan Rapinoe
  • Trinity Rodman
  • Ashley Sanchez 
  • Sophia Smith 
  • Alyssa Thompson 
  • Ally Watt
  • Morgan Weaver 

The USWNT has a pair of friendlies against Colombia (June 25 and 28) before departing for Mexico. The U.S. opens its Concacaf W Championship title defense against Haiti on July 4.

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