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Andi Sullivan added to USWNT January training camp

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Sullivan makes 27 players in Europe to start 2019.

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Andi Sullivan has been added to the US women’s national team’s January camp in Europe. Sullivan brings the total number of players up to 27 after not being initially listed among Jill Ellis’ camp roster.

Training camp begins today, January 7, in the Algarve region of Portugal and will lead directly into two away games, one against France on January 19 and one against Spain on January 22.

Sullivan is a young player who adds some depth in midfield, but has been struggling to crack the starting XI while also not quite performing up to expectations at the club level. But the very fact that she is young probably explains why Ellis still wants her in camp; Sullivan showed incredible promise before being sidelined by an ACL injury in November 2016 and there’s plenty of time yet to continue her development.

Updated roster:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 3/0), Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 19/0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 38/0)

DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage; 30/0), Tierna Davidson (Stanford; 12/1), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 75/24), Emily Fox (UNC; 2/0), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC; 112/2), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 149/0), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 26/0)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars; 81/6), Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 2/0), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 73/18), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 62/7), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 20/6), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 41/8), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 11/0), McCall Zerboni (NC Courage; 7/0)

FORWARDS (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC; 142/25), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 265/105), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 3/1), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride;153/98), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC; 106/46), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 43/12), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 145/41)