Jill Ellis has her team for a week-long training camp and a friendly against New Zealand. The United States named a 25-player roster as the team continues their preparations for the Women's World Cup in June.
The U.S. will start training camp on March 23 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA. They will be there for a week before flying to St. Louis on March 30. There, they will train for three more days, then take on New Zealand at Busch Stadium on April 4.
There aren't any surprises on the roster, as Ellis continues to stick with her core group of players. Everyone who has played a big part for the U.S. in the last year is on the squad and there aren't any notable newcomers. From a pure role and change standpoint, Julie Johnston is probably the most notable name because of her strong performances at the Algarve Cup and her chance to play herself into a starting spot.
Over 31,000 tickets have already been sold for the match against New Zealand so there should be a great crowd on hand. The match kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
Goalkeepers: Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
Defenders: Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
Midfielders: Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
Forwards: Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (Unattached)