Long Island’s Crystal Dunn and Allie Long along with two members of Sky Blue FC are among 24 players on head coach Jill Ellis’ preliminary U.S. Women’s National Team roster for two June friendlies.
The two Sky Blue players are Carli Lloyd and Savannah McCaskill along with Sky Blue draft pick Casey Murphy, who currently plays in France with Montpellier HSC.
The defending World Cup champions will meet the Chinese on Thursday, June 7, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, (9 p.m. ET; FS1 & UDN) and on Tuesday, June 12, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland (7 p.m. ET; ESPN2). Ellis will name 18 players to suit up for each of the matches.
The two matches against China PR will be the final matches before Ellis chooses her 23-player roster for the Tournament of Nations that will take place from July 26-August 2. The four-team tournament will feature the U.S., Australia, Brazil and Japan.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position; Caps/Goals
GOALKEEPERS (4): Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 15/0), Casey Murphy (Montpellier HSC, FRA; 0/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 28/0), Abby Smith (Utah Royals FC; 0/0)
DEFENDERS (6): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 18/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 6/0), Sofia Huerta (Chicago Red Stars; 5/0), Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 0/0), Margaret Purce (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 137/0)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 74/6), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 59/15), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 49/5), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 252/100), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 34/7), Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 37/6), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 1/0)
FORWARDS (7): Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 62/23), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 132/18), Savannah McCaskill (Sky Blue FC; 5/0), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 140/85), Christen Press (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, SWE; 98/44), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 135/36), Amy Rodriguez (Utah Royals FC; 130/30)