Andonovski names squad ahead of September friendlies

By Official Florida FC

The U.S. Women’s National team, fresh off its Concacaf Women’s Championship this summer, announced its roster for a pair of September friendlies against Nigeria.

No one with Florida ties was named to the squad.

Cocoa Beach native Ashlyn Harris was last named to the squad in January 2021. Florida State alumna Jaelin Howell has been a stalwart for Racing Louisville, but the 22-year-old work to do to earn minutes in a star-studded midfield. Another former Seminole great, Casey Krueger, is on maternity leave.

Orange Park resident Carson Pickett, whose play with the North Carolina Courage earned a call-up to the national team in June, but was not selected for the CONCACAF Championship, nor next month’s friendlies.

USWNT Roster

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

DEFENDERS: Alana Cook (OL Reign), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC);

MIDFIELDERS: Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0); Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit);

FORWARDS: Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC).

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