What is the USWNT roster for the She Believes Cup
The 2023 SheBelieves Cup gets underway Thursday, 16 February at Exploria Stadium in Orlando (Florida) as Japan face Brazil with USA taking on Canada.
U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Vlatko Andonovski recently named the 23-player roster for the 2023 SheBelieves Cup with veteran striker Megan Rapinoe returning to the squad looking to make 200 international appearances with the US with the OL Reign player currently on 197.
The 2023 SheBelieves Cup will, as ever, be played in a round-robin format with the four participating nations this year being hosts USA, Canada, Japan and Brazil. Each team will play each other once, earning three points for a win and one for a draw. The USWNT are out to make it four-in-a-row after their triumphs in the 2020-2021 and 2022 editions.
USWNT: 2023 SheBelieves Cup squad
Goalkeepers (3): Adrianna Franch (Kansas City), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
Defenders (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign), Emily Fox (North Carolina Courage), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reig), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (OL Reign)
Midfielders (6): Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
Forwards (7): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars), Lynn Williams (NJ/NY Gotham FC)
‘Ideal World Cup preparation’
“All three of these matches are great opportunities for the players and coaches as we enter the final stretch to choose the World Cup roster,” said Andonovski. “To get to play three top teams, all who are in the World Cup, over seven days, will test our team mentally and physically, and that’s exactly what we need at this point in our preparations. We still have a few players in the pool recovering from injuries, but we are confident that they will be ready for selection for our April matches.”
SheBelieves Cup 2023: full schedule
Matchday one, Orlando:
Matchday two, Nashville:
Matchday three, Frisco: