Pugh, Davidson back on US roster for SheBelieves
Both players, who were on the team’s World Cup-winning squad last year, were not included on the smaller roster that took part in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying earlier this month.
Coach Vlatko Andonovski named the 23-player squad Wednesday. The SheBelieves tournament, which includes England, Japan and Spain, begins March 5.
Players invited to the pre-tournament camp who were left off the final roster included goalkeeper Jane Campbell, forward Midge Purce and midfielder Jordan DiBiasi.
Defender Julie Ertz will earn her 100th appearance for the team when she plays next.
Spain plays Japan in the tournament opener March 5 in Orlando, Florida, followed by England’s match against the United States.
Matches are also set for March 8 in New Jersey and March 11 outside of Dallas.
SheBelieves roster with club affiliation:
Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage), Tierna Davidson (Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Courage), Ali Krieger (Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals), Becky Sauerbrunn (Royals), Casey Short (Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Pride).