With the U.S. Women’s National Team set to face Germany in a matchup between international powerhouses at DRV PNK Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. ET, USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski has named a 24-player roster for the match.
Tickets for the match between the U.S. and the UEFA Women’s Euro runners-up, two of the top three ranked teams in the world, are available HERE. The match will also be broadcast live on FS1.
The full USWNT roster featuring some of the world’s preeminent star players is available below:
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER BY POSITION (CLUB) – NOVEMBER FRIENDLIES VS. GERMANY:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Kansas City Current), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): Alana Cook (OL Reign), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Fox (Racing Louisville FC), Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC), Sofia Huerta (OL Reign), Hailie Mace (Kansas City Current), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Sam Coffey (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Olympique Lyon, FRA), Taylor Kornieck (San Diego Wave FC), Rose Lavelle (OL Reign), Kristie Mewis (NJ/NY Gotham FC), Ashley Sanchez (Washington Spirit), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
FORWARDS (7): Ashley Hatch (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave FC), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Alyssa Thompson (Total Futbol Academy)
The USA will get some offensive firepower back on this roster in the form of NWSL MVP nominees Mallory Pugh (11 goals in NWSL) and Alex Morgan (15 goals), both of whom missed the October European tour. Morgan enters the November FIFA window with 198 international appearances and is on the verge of becoming just the 13th player in USWNT history to amass 200 caps.
Midfielder Taylor Kornieck, who was unavailable for selection for the European tour due to an ankle injury, also returns to the roster. Defender Emily Fox, who played only 22 minutes in Europe, returns, as does 2021 Olympic bronze medalist and 2019 World Cup winner Adrianna Franch, who has enjoyed a stellar season with the Kansas City Current in helping the club to the 2022 NWSL Championship Game.
The roster includes three NWSL end-of-season award winners in Morgan (San Diego Wave FC), the Golden Boot winner, Most Valuable Player Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC) and Rookie of the Year and Defender of the Year Naomi Girma (San Diego Wave FC). Smith also won the MVP of the NWSL Championship Game after scoring to help lead the Thorns to their third NWSL title.
At the end of July, Germany made an impressive run to the title game of the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro but fell in overtime to host England, 2-1, in front of a record crowd at Wembley Stadium. Midfielder Lina Magull scored Germany’s lone goal in the final, which was played without star forward Alexandra Popp. Popp was injured during warmups and could not add to her six tournament goals, which tied for most in the competition.
Germany boasts some of the top young players in the world and several world class veterans, including Popp, who is expected to be on the Germany roster, setting up two compelling games to end the USWNT’s 2022 schedule of matches.