Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan return to USWNT roster for 2022 CONCACAF Championship

Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan return to USWNT roster for 2022


Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, and Becky Sauerbrunn headline the 23-player team chosen by the United States women’s national team coach Vlatko Andonovski who will participate in 2022’s CONCACAF W Championship next month.

Andonovski has also announced three more players willing to participate in coming friendlies with Colombia. The first game is scheduled for the 25th of June in Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, while the second game will take place on June 28 in Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.

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Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan return to USWNT roster for 2022

“Since we last met on April 1, we’ve been looking at several game and hours footage and had numerous discussions with the coaching staff to determine the 26-player team to play in the Colombia games as well as the 23 players who will be playing in the qualifying tournament,” Andonovski said.

“As is the norm players, they don’t make these choices easier, but we think this roster will be able to meet all of our goals in the next four weeks when we’ll be playing together in what we believe will be seven games of success.”

The selection of Andonovski marks the beginning of a new class of American players, including youngsters Washington Spirit duo Trinity Rodman and Ashley Hatch named to the roster. Only 10 out of the 23 players on the CONCACAF W Championship roster have previous experience with World Cup and Olympic qualifying which includes players who are regulars, such as Lyon middle fielder Lindsey Horan and OL Reign’s Rose Lavelle.

Several noteworthy absences appear to be long. Sam Mewis continues to recover from a knee injury, while Abby Dahlkemper (ribs), Tierna Davidson (knee), and Lynn Williams (hip) are as well ruled out. Catarina Macario was forced to withdraw due to a torn ACL. Crystal Dunn remains unavailable after having her baby last month. Christen Press was also not identified. She was injured in her knee at club team Angel City last weekend, later confirming that she suffered a tear to her ACL, But Andonovski claimed she wouldn’t be included even if she were fit. Tobin Heath who has no team also was left out.

The OL Reign’s Rapinoe and the San Diego Wave’s Morgan return to the USWNT for the first time since the team’s last game in October 2021. In addition, the Portland Thorns’ Sauerbrunn and the Washington Spirit’s Emily Sonnett also return after being absent from the April friendly matches. Sauerbrunn was ruled out due to an injury to her knee, and an injury to the ribs ruled out Sonnett.

Rapinoe has played in just four games during the regular season, totaling 150 minutes, however, Andonovski stated that he and the player had a consensus as early as last year on the condition that when Rapinoe was healthy and fit she could be part of. He also said that Rapinoe was in good form in her recent appearances as a sub and that experience was crucial in addition.

“It’s an extremely young group we’re trying to recruit. There are many youngsters. Therefore, her experience of going through hardship, difficult times to get on top, her determination-winning mentality as well as her understanding and knowledge are extremely valuable to the team,” he said.

This is the first official national team call-ups of North Carolina Courage defender Carson Pickett, Portland Thorns midfielder Sam Coffey, and San Diego Wave midfielder Taylor Kornieck. Each of Pickett, as well as Coffey, are listed as one of three alternates, along with Racing Louisville midfielder Jaelin Howell.

After two games Colombia After the two matches against Colombia, players from the U.S. team will depart immediately for Mexico in preparation for the CONCACAF W Championship, which runs from July 4 to 18 and will take place in Monterrey.

The USA was admitted to Group A and will play Haiti on July 4, before the match with Jamaica the following day, July 7. The group stage will conclude with a game with Mexico on July 11. The semifinals are scheduled for July 14, with the third-place match and championship game played four days later.

The top two finishers of the respective groups after round-robin play will progress to the semifinals, while also earning World Cup berths. The third-place finisher of each group will receive an entry into the inter-confederation playoff tournament of 10 teams to be held in February 2023, to determine the three final spots on the 32-team field that will be expanded for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The tournament winner will be granted an automatic spot in 2024’s Olympics in Paris and the runners-up in the second and third places will compete in September 2023 to earn the second and final Olympic place. The winner of the tournament as well as the Olympic qualifier through the playoff series will get a direct entry into a brand future CONCACAF competition, the 2024 W Gold Cup.

If there’s any injury that requires modifications in any of the CWC squad, the Andonovski can choose any of the players on the USWNT’s preliminary roster of 59 players released in the wake of CONCACAF on the 8th of June. Teams can make substitutions to the CONCACAF W Championship rosters up to 24 hours before their first match.

United States squad:

Goalkeepers: Aubrey Kingsbury (Washington Spirit), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

Defenders: Alana Cook (OL Reign), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)

Midfielders: Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)

Forwards: Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave), Midge Purce (NJ/NY Gotham), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns)


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San Diego Wave
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Morgan’s combination of playmaking, goal scoring and goal creation makes her the best player in the world right now, even ahead of Brazilian legend Marta and American legend Abby Wambach.
How much money does Megan Rapinoe make a year?
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