The U.S. women’s national team is getting ready to start training camp. Carli Lyoyd will lead the 2017 team.
U.S. women’s national team training camp ready to start
Jill Ellis named a 29 player roster Wednesday despite the fact that the U.S. women’s national team players’s union and U.S. Soccer have not decided on a collective bargaining agreement. The players will continue to operate under the old agreement until both sides come to a decision.
Returning and new players
Carli Lloyd will lead the U.S. women’s national team in 2017. Training camp is set to be held January 13- 23 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Amy Rodriguez will return to action after she took last year off to have her second child.
Newcomers Taylor Smith and Christina Gibbons will be present for camp. Also, four other players will be present that haven’t made the team before but have been to camp. Jane Campbell Adrianna Franch, Kristen Edmonds and Rose Lavelle will be present for training camp.
Returning stars Julie Johnston, Ali Krieger, Becky Sauerbrunn, Morgan Brian, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, and Christen Press will be back to play. Hope Solo will be absent as she is still suspended from soccer play. Taking her place will be Alyssa Naeher.
Mallory Pugh and Meghan Klingenberg are out because of injury. Pugh is out with a knee injury, and Klingenberg is out with a back injury.
SheBelieves come to happen despite no collective bargaining agreement
Although places and venues have not been set for the SheBelieves cup, U.S. soccer has confirmed that the tournament will take place.