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Lloyd, Ertz, Lavelle headline USWNT roster for SheBelieves Cup

Numerous familiar faces headline the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the 2020 SheBelieves Cup.

Carli Lloyd, Julie Ertz, and Rose Lavelle were just three players in Vlatko Andonovski’s 23-player roster announced on Wednesday. The USWNT will face three of the top 15 ranked teams in the world, such as No. 6 England, No. 10 Japan and No. 13 Spain.

The USWNT begins play in the SheBelieves Cup on March 5th against England in Orlando, Fla. Matchday 2 will see the USWNT face Spain in Harrison, N.J., on Sunday, March 8 before concluding the tournament on March 11 in Frisco, Texas against Japan.

All 20 players from the recent Olympic Qualifying Tournament win will be in Andonovski’s roster. The USWNT qualified for Tokyo 2020 this summer after posting a 5-0 record.

The USWNT will look to earn its first tournament win since 2018 and third overall. England claimed the 2019 edition after edging the USWNT, Japan, and Brazil last year.

Here’s the entire USWNT roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Alyssa Naeher.

DEFENDERS: Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Casey Short, Emily Sonnett.

MIDFIELDERS: Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Samantha Mewis, Andi Sullivan.

FORWARDS: Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Jessica McDonald, Christen Press, Mallory Pugh, Megan Rapinoe, Lynn Williams.


  1. It’s nice to see Mallory Pugh back on the roster. I would like to see her get a shot at Center
    Forward as she has the skills to score from that position. It was her open field game which was lacking towards the end of last year which kept her off the Olympic Qualifying Roster.

    IMHO, this is the strongest roster the USWNT has ever brought to the She Believes Cup.

    The England – U.S. Match should decide the Tournament Winner.


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