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Rodman, Smith, Howell headline USWNT’s January camp roster


The U.S. women’s national team will gather for the first time in 2022 with Vlatko Andonovski getting an early look at several young talents this new year.

Trinity Rodman, Sophia Smith, and Jaelin Howell headline Andonovski’s 25-player training camp roster which will take place in Austin, Texas from January 19-28. The training camp will serve as preparation for the USWNT, which open competitive play in February at the annual SheBelieves Cup.

“Without any matches that we need to taper for, we can get in some more intense trainings and full-field scrimmages, which is great as we need to give this group as many chances as possible to play together in a National Team environment,” said Andonovski. “We understand that some of the players are coming off a break, so we’ll keep that in mind as we hit the ground running in 2022 for what will be a very important year for these players and our team.”

Aubrey Kingsbury, Trinity Rodman and Naomi Girma are the only uncapped players on the training camp roster, which also features 17 players from November’s pair of friendlies at Australia. The USWNT will open play at the SheBelieves Cup on February 17 against the Czech Republic before also facing New Zealand on Feb. 20 and Iceland on Feb. 23.

Here’s a closer look at the full roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS: Alana Cook (OL Reign), Abby Dahlkemper (San Diego Wave FC), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Imani Dorsey (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)

MIDFIELDERS: Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Jaelin Howell (Racing Louisville FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Samantha Mewis (Kansas City Current), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)

FORWARDS: Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Margaret Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (Kansas City Current)

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