United States women’s national team head coach Vlatko Andonovski revealed the 2023 USWNT SheBelieves Cup roster on Wednesday. This tournament will be the team’s biggest test ahead of the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
The latest USWNT roster has three changes from the January roster that played two friendlies in New Zealand. Hailie Mace and Sam Coffey were both dropped, and Megan Rapinoe returns after missing the last two games with an ankle injury.
2023 USWNT SheBelieves Cup Roster
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- Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current)
- Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage)
- Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
- Alana Cook (OL Reign)
- Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns)
- Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC)
- Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC)
- Sofia Huerta (OL Reign)
- Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns)
- Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)
- Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon)
- Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC)
- Rose Lavelle (OL Reign)
- Kristie Mewis (Gotham FC)
- Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit)
- Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
- Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit)
- Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC)
- Midge Purce (Gotham FC)
- Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign)
- Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit)
- Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars)
- Lynn Williams (Gotham FC)
It should also be noted that Tierna Davidson is back after recovering from an ACL injury. She wasn’t included in the roster but will be in the camp with the team.
Reigning NWSL MVP Sophia Smith is still out with an ankle injury that Andonovski previously said wasn’t serious.
The USWNT could fill a barracks with the number of injuries the team has. Catarina Macario (ACL), Samantha Mewis (ACL), Kelly O’Hara (hip), Tobin Heath (knee) and Christen Press (ACL) are all in the process of recovering from major injuries.
With two friendlies in April and a send-off before the World Cup, Andonovski will have a tough time picking the final roster for the World Cup which starts on July 20.
The 2023 SheBelieves Cup is loaded with talent as Japan, Canada and Brazil will provide a serious test for the USWNT.
USWNT SheBelieves Cup Schedule
- Feb. 16: vs. Canada (Exploria Stadium, Orlando)
- Feb. 19: vs. Japan (GEODIS Park, Nashville)
- Feb. 22: vs. Brazil (Toyota Stadium, Frisco)