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USWNT roster for Concacaf W Gold Cup announced



USWNT interim head coach Twila Kilgore named a 23-player roster for the 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup on Wednesday.

The W Gold Cup takes place Feb. 17-March 10. The USA kicks off group play on February 20 against the winner of Guyana vs Dominican Republic in the preliminary match on Feb. 17. They face Argentina on Friday, Feb. 23 and then finish the first round against Mexico on Monday, Feb. 26.

All of the USA’s games will kick-off at 10:15 p.m. eastern time.

Twenty-one players on the Concacaf W Gold Cup roster were with the USA for its December event that featured two wins over China PR. Veteran goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher returns to the roster as does defender Crystal Dunn, who had a minor injury at the end of last year, to round out the 23.

Three non-rostered players will train with the USA before the tournament begins including forward Mallory Swanson, who makes her return to U.S. training camp for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury last April that caused her to miss the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Swanson led the USA in scoring in 2023 with seven goals despite playing in only six matches.

The roster includes 19 players that will arrive from their NWSL preseasons and four that will come in from Europe: Lindsey Horan, Emily Fox, Fishel and Korbin Albert. Horan (Olympique Lyon), Fishel (Chelsea FC) and Albert (Paris Saint-Germain) all play for clubs who have qualified for the quarterfinal round in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Fox comes into camp fresh off a sterling debut run with Arsenal FC in London.

“Not only is there a trophy on the line, but this is a great opportunity to capitalize on meaningful match opportunities and experience the short turnarounds between games, which is a rhythm that closely mirrors the Olympic format,” said Kilgore. “We are going to take our next steps together as we continue to evolve our style of play and provide opportunities for players to grow into possible future roles and partnerships. There is something special about tournament play and what it can bring out of players. We are hopefully going to be together for a month and we are looking forward to both finding and enjoying that working rhythm required to be in tournament for long stretches while upholding and driving our standards forward. We can’t wait for the opportunity.”

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position (Club) – 2024 Concacaf W Gold Cup

GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook (Seattle Reign FC), Abby Dahlkemper (San Diego Wave FC), Crystal Dunn (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Tierna Davidson (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Emily Fox (Arsenal FC, ENG), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Casey Krueger (Washington Spirit), Jenna Nighswonger (NY/NJ Gotham FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Korbin Albert (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA), Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Rose Lavelle (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Olivia Moultrie (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (NJ/NY Gotham FC)

FORWARDS (6): Mia Fishel (Chelsea FC, ENG), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Jaedyn Shaw (San Diego Wave FC), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC)

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