US women’s soccer team announces camp roster

U.S. women’s national team coach Jill Ellis named 29 players to the roster for a 21-day training camp that starts Monday.

The team, preparing for the Women’s World Cup later this year in Canada, is training in Carson, California, before heading overseas to play matches in France and England in February.

The roster includes all the players that the US team took to Brazil last month for the International Tournament of Brasilia, along with midfielders Shannon Boxx, Kristie Mewis and Allie Long, defender Rachel Van Hollebeke and goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart.

Also included is forward Alex Morgan, who was also on the Brasilia roster but unable to play because of an ankle injury she suffered in October during the CONCACAF women’s championship.

The 29-player roster, by position:

GOALKEEPERS (4): Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris, Alyssa Naeher, Hope Solo.

DEFENDERS (10): Van Hollebeke, Lori Chalupny, Crystal Dunn, Whitney Engen, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn.

MIDFIELDERS (10): Boxx, Long, Mewis, Morgan Brian, Tobin Heath, Lauren Holiday, Carli Lloyd, Samantha Mewis, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe.

FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux, Morgan, Christen Press, Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach.