January 4, 2017
THREE FOR CARSON
Long, Dunn, O'Hara invited into national camp
Three local players -- Allie Long, Crystal Dunn and Kelley O'Hara -- were among 29 players invited for the U.S. women's national team's January camp in Carson, Calif.
|Sky Blue FC defender Kelley O'Hara is heading to yet another U.S. women's national camp next week.
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Long, a midfielder from Northport, N.Y., plays for the Portland Timbers, while Dunn, a forward who hails from Rockville Centre, N.Y., signed with the Chelsea Ladies two days ago, and O'Hara is a defender with Sky Blue FC.
The camp will be held from Jan. 13-23.
"The players have had a good break since our last games in November, and I know everyone is anxious to get back to work," U.S. head coach Jill Ellis said. "January camp has always been valuable to set the tone for the upcoming year and it will be good for the players to get back on the field. For the staff, evaluation and performance remain the focal points during camp as we begin a build up to the SheBelieves Cup."
The second SheBelieves Cup will feature four of the world's top-five ranked teams: USA (1), Germany (2), France (3) and England (5).
The U.S. national team eam and U.S. Soccer will continue to operate under the Collective Bargaining Agreement in its current form as negotiations continue.
U.S. Women's national team roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Stanford), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride), Christina Gibbons (Duke), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Taylor Smith (Western New York Flash)
FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies FC, ENG), Jessica McDonald (Western New York Flash), Alex Morgan (Olympique Lyonnais, FRA), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Lynn Williams (Western New York Flash)