Dunn, Long Secure Spots On U.S. Roster

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Crystal Dunn (left) and Allie Long. Photos: U.S. Soccer

Crystal Dunn and Allie Long are among the 24 players on the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for its upcoming European friendlies.

The two native Long Islanders along with 22 others were named by head coach Jill Ellis. The U.S. will be in Lisbon on November 8 to face Portugal and then take on Scotland five days later. The Portugal match will air at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The Scotland match will be carried by FSI and air at 2 p.m. ET.

Ellis and her staff will select an 18-player roster for each match.

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The European friendlies will be the first matches for the U.S. following the team qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in France. In addition to the familiar faces on the roster, Ellis has added several players with either one or no caps for the U.S. This includes Adrianna Franch, Danielle Colaprico, Merritt Mathias and Jessica McDonald.

So far this year, the U.S. has compiled a 16-0-2 record and is unbeaten in its last 26 matches (23-0-3), scoring in all 26 games. They have outscored opponents 91-17 through that stretch.

U.S. WNT Roster by Position – Portugal-Scotland Tour ’18 (Caps/Goals):

GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 18/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 37/0)

DEFENDERS (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 28/0), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 73/24), Emily Fox (UNC; 0/0), Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 147/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 24/0)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 71/18), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 61/7), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 18/6), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 40/8), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 10/0)

FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 142/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 263/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 1/0), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 151/97), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 106/46), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 41/12), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 144/41)