Rose Lavelle has been added to the 25-player US women’s national team roster that will train in Orlando later this month.
GOALKEEPERS (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), 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 (9): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Sarah Killion (Sky Blue FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Brianna Pinto (CASL)
FORWARDS (6): Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies FC), Alex Morgan (Olympique Lyonnais), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)
Lavelle was also part of a 35-player January camp in Carson, California, which began the day after she was drafted #1 by the Boston Breakers at the NWSL college draft. She goes into this camp uncapped, with the possibility of being named to the roster for the March SheBelieves tournament, in which the United States will face Germany, England, and France. It would be an incredible chance to really get a new player like Lavelle top-level experience, especially if Ellis has plans to get her integrated into the roster with an eye on the 2019 World Cup. Of course, Lavelle will also have a full NWSL season (knock on wood) to show her value, but of the four uncapped players on the roster (Lavelle, Jane Campbell, Sarah Killion, Brianna Pinto), Lavelle looks most likely to actually get some time.
SheBelieves kicks off on Wednesday, March 1 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania. The United States will play Germany at 7 PM ET, with the game airing live on FS1.