The United States Women's National Team has released their 23-player roster for the Women's World Cup. The tournament is set to take place in Canada in June of this year. The USWNT will play Australia on June 8, Sweden on June 12 and Nigeria on June 16 in the first round on the tournament.
Included on the roster are three Houston Dash players - Morgan Brian, Meghan Klingenberg and Carli Lloyd. The players will be with the Dash through their game on April 26 against the Boston Breakers before leaving to prepare for the World Cup.
2015 United States FIFA Women's World Cup Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (8): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (unattached)