U.S. an­nounces ros­ter of 28 for pre-Olympic camp

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS WEEKEND - By Joe Tansey

SOC­CER

The United States women’s na­tional team will pre­pare for Concacaf Olympic qual­i­fy­ing with a 28-player camp from Jan. 5-15 in Tampa.

Head coach Vlatko An­donovski named the train­ing camp ros­ter Friday, and at the end of the 10 days, he will nar­row the squad down to 20 for the qual­i­fi­ca­tion tournament that be­gins Jan. 28.

Or­lando Pride goal­keeper Ash­lyn Har­ris and de­fender Ali Krieger made the ros­ter, while for­ward Alex Mor­gan is side­lined due to preg­nancy.

The ma­jor­ity of the play­ers are fa­mil­iar faces, in­clud­ing Crys­tal Dunn and Julie Ertz, who are four and five games, re­spec­tively, away from the cen­tury mark in ap­pear­ances for the na­tional team.

Six women who did not par­tic­i­pate in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup are on the squad: goal­keeper Jane Camp­bell, de­fend­ers Mar­garet Purce and Casey Short, mid­fielder Andi Sul­li­van and for­wards Sophia Smith and Lynn Wil­liams.

The USWNT opens the Olympic qual­i­fy­ing tournament against Haiti at BBVA Com­pass Sta­dium Jan. 28 and then plays Panama Jan. 31 and Costa Rica Feb. 3 at the same venue.

ALESSAN­DRA TARANTINO

Or­lando Pride stars Ash­lyn Har­ris, left, and Ali Krieger were called up to the U.S. women’s na­tional team Jan­uary camp in Tampa.

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