The USWNT roster for their friendlies against Sweden and Norway is fluctuating again, this time as Jaelene Hinkle “withdrew due to personal reasons” according to a press release from US Soccer.
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1- Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars); 18- Abby Smith (Boston Breakers)
DEFENDERS (6): 6- Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), 8- Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), 7- Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), 5- Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), 7- Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 9- Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), 16- Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), 10- Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), 20- Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), 3- Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), 15- Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign)
FORWARDS (5): 19- Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), 2- Sydney Leroux (FC Kansas City), 23- Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), 2- Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), 12- Lynn Williams (NC Courage)
The roster was originally 21 players, but Alex Morgan and Morgan Brian have since been ruled out due to injury and Lynn Williams has been added. With Hinkle withdrawing so close to the games, no replacement player was added to the roster. This is a short trip for the team; Ellis’ roster was already abbreviated due to “long travel, lack of training (just one session that is not on MD-1) and the fact that she can only suit up 18 players for each of the matches.”
USA vs Sweden kicks off at 1:30 PM ET on June 8 and will air live on ESPN2 and UDN.