Boston Breakers #1 draft pick Rose Lavelle has been named to the 23-player women’s national team roster for the 2017 SheBelieves Cup.
Lavelle joins the WNT midfield and will be looking for her first cap, along with other uncapped players like Jane Campbell and Brianna Pinto.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (6): Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers),Carli Lloyd (Manchester City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Brianna Pinto (CASL)
FORWARDS (6): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies FC), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), Alex Morgan (Olympique Lyonnais), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)
We’ll see if Lavelle can get any time behind the likes of Morgan Brian, Lindsey Horan, or Samantha Mewis. SheBelieves is a great chance for Jill Ellis to be able to experiment with relatively low stakes but against very high quality opposition, and under tournament-like conditions.
The United States kicks off SheBelieves against Germany on March 1 at 7 PM ET at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. The game will air live on FS1.