February 26, 2016
GETTING THE CALL AGAIN
O'Hara, Dunn called into USA team for SheBelieves Cup
Two familiar area names have been named to the United States' 22-player roster for the SheBelieves Cup.
Selected to the Americans squad were Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O'Hara and Washington Spirit forward Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre, N.Y. O'Hara was named to the all-tournament team of the recent CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship in Texas, while Dunn was its leading goal-scorer (six).
The SheBelieves tourney, which includes England, France and Germany, will bring four of the world's top five ranked women's national teams to the USA from March 3-9.
USA head coach Jill Ellis' roster that features 19 of the 20 players who helped the Americans qualifying title at while earning a berth to the Rio Olympics.
The roster also includes USA's other individual award winners at that tournament: MVP Morgan Brian and Golden Glove winner Hope Solo.
Ellis also has recalled 2015 Women's World Cup winners Whitney Engen and Heather O'Reilly, who has 228 caps and 46 goals. Ellis also added one new player, handing Seattle Reign FC defender Lauren Barnes her first senior team call-up.
The tournament will feature three doubleheaders:
* March 3 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida (Germany vs. France and USA vs. England).
* March 6 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. (France vs. England and USA vs. Germany).
* March 9 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida (Germany vs. England and USA vs. France).
The USA's first match against England will be broadcast on FS1 and its following two games against Germany and France will both be broadcast on ESPN3.
The USA roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign FC), Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado)