USWNT Roster: Vlatko Andonovski has named 24 players for New Zealand’s camp in preparation for the 2023 World Cup.

Road to FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Australia And begins with the annual January camp for New Zealand United States of America Women’s National Team. It will begin with a six-day training camp and conclude with friendlies against World Cup co-hosts New Zealand on January 17 and January 20. Head coach Vlako Andonovski on Thursday announced a list of 24 players to compete in the upcoming trip that will reflect the group stage of the World Cup for Team USA.

The USWNT were drawn in Group E alongside the USWNT The Netherlands and Vietnam. Fourth team of both Portugal, Cameroon, or Thailand will join the group after the inter-confederation playoffs in February. All Group E matches will be played in New Zealand’s Auckland and Wellington cities. The two-match series in January will be the first in the history of the USWNT’s senior women’s program in New Zealand.

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“We’ve been thinking and planning for the World Cup for a long time, but when the calendar turns to a World Cup year, of course with the tournament starting in less than 200 days, it brings some new focus and energy,” he said. Andonovsky. “There are many advantages to bringing the team to New Zealand in January and playing at our World Cup venues so we are going to make sure we maximize our time together, make this trip as productive as possible and enjoy as many unique experiences as possible. Our players have never been to New Zealand before.

Andonovski has rotated the USWNT player pool heavily over the past year with many players out due to maternity leave or navigating injuries. Emily Sonnet and Lynn Williams The two players are returning to the team after missing an extended period of 2022 due to injury. There are some new, key names missing from the January camp roster. NWSL MVP Sophia Smith Will miss camp with foot injury Megan Rapinoe Absent with leg injury. Tierna Davidson Still rehabbing from ACL but currently training with VfL Wolfsburg.

Check out the official roster for the USWNT January camp:

USWNT Roster (Clubs; Caps/Goals)

Goalkeeper (3): Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current; 10), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 11), Alyssa Neher (Chicago Red Stars; 86)

Defender (8): Alana Cook (OL rule; 19/0), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC; 22/0), Crystal Dawn (Portland Thorns FC; 126/24), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC; 10/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Rule; 25/0), Haley Mace (Kansas City Current; 8/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 211/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 69/1)

Midfielder (7): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC; 4/0), Lindsay Horan (Olympic Lyon, FRA; 122/26), Taylor Cornick (San Diego Wave FC; 7/1), Rose Lavelle (OL Rule; 84/22), Christy Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 46/7), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 17/3), Andy Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 37/3)

Forward (6): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 14/4), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 200/119), Midge Purse (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 4/20), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 10/2), Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars; 82/25), Lynn Williams (Kansas City Current; 47/14)

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