CHICAGO (April 14, 2015) – With 55 days before the USA’s opening match from the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, U.S. Women’s National Team mind coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 gamers who'll represent the U . s . States on women’s soccer’s grandest stage. The roster won't become official until it's posted to FIFA on May 25, the deadline for those teams to submit their final squads.
U.S. captain Christie Rampone continues to be named to her fifth Women’s World Cup roster, tying Kristine Lilly for many World Cups to have an American player, guy or lady. Midfielder Shannon Boxx and forward Abby Wambach is going to be playing within their 4th World Cups while Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Louise O’Reilly make their third Women’s World Cup roster. Ellis named eight gamers who definitely are taking part the very first time and nine who definitely are taking part for that second time.
The roster, featuring three goalkeepers, eight defenders, seven midfielders and five forwards, may be the product of nearly 11 several weeks of player evaluation since Ellis was named mind coach in May of 2014. Throughout that point, she's been in the bench for 23 worldwide matches (including two as interim coach prior to being formally named mind coach) and it has seen 34 gamers in training camps, 29 in worldwide matches and much more in NWSL matches. Ellis selected 14 gamers who have been area of the 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning team working in london.
“The gamers selected possess the confidence, experience and need to assist us win a global championship, ” stated Ellis. “We had a great group available and also at the finish from the last camping, I accompanied all of the gamers about how much they pressed one another and taken part to create this feature challenging."