USWNT roster: Vlatko Andonovski names 24 players for New Zealand camp in preparation for 2023 World Cup

The road to the 2013 FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand begins with the annual camp in January United States women’s national team. He will begin with a six-day training camp and two friends against World Cup co-host New Zealand on Jan. 17. and on the 17th of Jan. Head coach Vlatko Andonovski was named to the 24-game roster on Thursday to compete in the Premier League tour that will take place on the World Cup stage for Team USA.

The USWNT are drawn in Group E next to the Netherlands and Vietnam. The fourth team of both Portugal, Cameroonor Thailand will join the group after the inter-confederation playoffs in February. Every Group E match will take place in New Zealand in the cities of Auckland and Wellington. The two-game series in January will be the first match the USWNT will play in the history of their senior women’s program in New Zealand.

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“We have been thinking and thinking about the World Cup for a long time, but when the calendar turns to the year of the World Cup, it certainly brings renewed focus and energy as the tournament starts in less than 200 days,” he said. Andonovski “To bring the team to New Zealand in January and play in our World Cup venues we have so many advantages to try to maximize our time together, make this trip as productive as possible and enjoy a unique experience as many of our players have never been to New Zealand before.”

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Andonovski is heavily involved in the USWNT’s player pool next year in light of a number of players navigating maternity leave or injuries. Emily Sonnett and Lynn Williams are the two players who are making a return to the team after missing the extended 2022 with injuries. There are also some new, key names missing from the January camp roster. NWSL MVP Sophia Smith will miss camp with a foot injury, and Megan Rapinoe is out with an ankle injury. Tierna Davidson is still recovering from her ACL but is currently training with VfL Wolfsburg.

Take a look at the official roster for the USWNT January camp:

USWNT Roster (Offense; Caps / No)

Eligible (3); Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current; 10), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Hearts; 11), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 86)

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defenders (8). Alana Cook (OL To reign; 19/0), Emily Fox (.Racing Louisville FC; 22/0, Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 126/24), Girma Naomi (San Diego Wa; 10/0), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign, 25/0), Hailie Mace (Kansas City Current; 8/0), Becky Sauerbrunn (Potland Thorns FC; 211/0), Emily Sonnett.Washington Spirit; 69/1)

Midfielders (7); Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC; 4/0), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA; 122/26), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC; 7/1), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign; 84/22), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC; Sanchez (Washington Spirit; 3/17), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 3/37)

I advance (6); Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit; 4/14), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC; 200/119), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham FC; 4/20), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit; 10/2), Mallory Swanson (Chicago Red Stars, 82/25), Lynn Williams (Kansas City Current; 47/14)


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