Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Welcome to the Jungle, eh.

While I slept, the USWNT's 23-lady World Cup squad was announced. In case you missed it, here 'tis, along with reaction from coach Jill Ellis and the players chosen to rep us in Canada come June.

Folks, this is a properly scary group on paper. It says here we will finally raise our first WWC trophy since 1999 at the end of it all.

G - Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign)

D - Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)

M - Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

F - Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (unattached)

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- Greg Seltzer

2 comments:

Freegle said...

Abby Wambach is there! At least we have one national team coach who understands the value of bringing one of our best ever players to a World Cup...

I know I know, let it go.

justinwkoehn said...

If only Wondo didn't sky that ball and found the back of the net...if only.

I am still a little perplexed how Seattle traded a king's ransom for the rights to Abby without talking with her first. I'm pretty sure there had to have been some discussion.