Tierna Davidson, Julie Ertz, and Alyssa Naeher named to the tournament roster
CHICAGO (February 1, 2021) — The United States Women’s National Team (U.S. WNT) named their 23-player roster for the upcoming SheBelieves Cup taking place February 18-24 in Orlando. Chicago Red Stars Tierna Davidson, Julie Ertz, Alyssa Naeher will represent the U.S WNT in the SheBelieves Cup as part of the tournament roster. Mallory Pugh has been invited to the tournament training camp.
Davidson, Ertz, and Naeher were previously selected for the U.S. WNT’s matches against Colombia back in January. Ertz started both matches, playing the entire 180 minutes throughout both games. Naeher joined Ertz in the first match and earned the start, recording her 38th international clean sheet and extending her international clean sheet streak to a career-high eight matches.
All three players were also members of the 2020 SheBelieves Cup-winning squad. Ertz earned her 100th international cap against England in the team’s opening match. She would score the game-winning goal in the 87th minute against Spain in the following match and start in the final match against Japan. Naeher earned two clean sheets over two starts in the tournament. Davidson would start for the U.S. in the final match of the tournament.
The U.S. begins the SheBelieves Cup on February 18th against Canada at 6pm CT. The following match for the reigning World Cup Champions will be against Brazil on February 21 at 2pm CT. The U.S. WNT will finish the SheBelieves Cup on February 24 against Argentina at 6pm CT. All matches will be broadcasted on FS1 and TUDN.
U.S. WNT 2021 SheBelieves Cup Roster (Club; Caps/Goals)
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash; 4), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage; 0), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars; 65)
DEFENDERS (8): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain, FRA; 2/0), Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City, ENG; 63/0), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars; 27/1), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC; 107/24), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit; 133/2), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC; 4/1), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC; 179/0), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit; 48/0)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 105/20), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC; 88/20), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City, ENG; 48/13), Catarina Macario (Olympique Lyonnaise, FRA; 2/1), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash; 18/3), Samantha Mewis (Manchester City, ENG; 70/21)
FORWARDS (6): Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 296/123), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 170/107), Christen Press (Manchester United, ENG; 139/58), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign; 170/54), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC; 1/0), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage; 31/10)
Training Players: Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC; 4/0), Jaelin Howell (Florida State; 1/0), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars; 63/18)