Women's World Cup: United States Roster Revealed

By , RADIO.COM

The United States roster for the 2019 Women's World Cup was revealed Thursday afternoon.

There weren't too many surprises. Carli Lloyd is back for her fourth World Cup, joined by six players appearing in their third World Cup, including star forward Alex Morgan.

Also among the three-timers is right back Ali Kreiger, a late addition to the squad after mostly being absent from the USWNT in recent years. Allie Long and the injury-plagued Morgan Brien were two bubble picks at midfielder, at the expense of McCall Zerboni and defender Casey Short.

Eleven of the 23 players are on a World Cup roster for the first time.

Here's the full list, along with each player's club team:

Goalkeepers (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

Defenders (7): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)

Midfielders (6): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Allie Long (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage)

Forwards (7): Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC)

The World Cup in France begins on June 7. The U.S. opens its tournament on June 11 against Thailand.