Head coach Jill Ellis has revealed her U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in February.
FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd headlines the list of 20 players, which also included are Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and 17-year-old Mallory Pugh. Sydney Leroux wasn’t named to Ellis’ roster because she is expecting her first child this year.
Meanwhile, Heather O’Reilly and Christie Rampone, who is out with an injury, are two more notable absences from the roster.
The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro kick off in August, and only two qualification spots from the CONCACAF region are up for grabs. The USWNT will first play Costa Rica in the group stage of the competition on Feb. 10.
Here is the full USWNT roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
Defenders (7): 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 (5): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash)
Forwards (5): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Mountain Vista High School, Colorado)
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