USWNT 2023 Women’s World Cup Roster : Andonovski Names Final Squad of USA Players

USWNT 2023 Women's World Cup Roster

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The USWNT 2023 Women’s World Cup Roster was announced on Wednesday, July 21, 2023, with just one month until the USA opening game of the Women’s World Cup 2023 in Australia and New Zealand. The final roster of 23 players who will represent the United States are revealed by Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski. The US final roster for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup features three goalkeepers, seven defenders, six forwards and seven midfielders.

The US Women’s national team final roster for Women’s World Cup 2023 consists 14 players who are making their World Cup debuts and nine players on the team have lifted the World Cup trophy before. Three of those players will be playing their fourth World Cup β€” forwards Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe and defender Kelley O’Hara. For two players will be playing their third World Cup β€” goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and her Angel city FC teammate veteran midfielder Julie Ertz also made the cut after returning from an injury in April. Four players will be playing their second World Cup β€” defenders Crystal Dunn and Emily Sonnett and midfielders Lindsey Horan and Rose Lavelle.

US Women’s World Cup 2023 roster also includes young forwards like 18-year old Alyssa Thompson , 21-year old Trinity Rodman and midfielder Savannah DeMelo, who has not played for the senior national team yet. The last time an uncapped player was selected on the U.S. Women’s World Cup roster was 20 years ago.

USWNT 2023 Women’s World Cup Roster

The USWNT 2023 World Cup roster are as follows :


No.PositionPlayerDate of Birth(age)CapsGoalsClub
1GoalkeeperAlyssa NaeherApril 20, 1988 (35 age)900Chicago Red Stars
2GoalkeeperCasey MurphyApril 25, 1996 (27 age)140North Carolina Courage
3GoalkeeperAubrey KingsburyNov 20, 1991 (31 age)10Washington Spirit


No.PositionPlayerDate of Birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
4DefenderAlana CookApril 11, 1997 (aged 26)241OL Reign
5DefenderSofia HuertaDec 14, 1992 (aged 30)290OL Reign
6DefenderEmily FoxJuly 5, 1998 (aged 25)281North Carolina Courage
7DefenderNaomi GirmaJune 14, 2000 (aged 23)150San Diego Wave
8DefenderCrystal DunnJuly 3, 1992 (aged 31)13124Portland Thorns
9DefenderKelley O’HaraAugust 4, 1988 (aged 34)1573Gotham FC
10DefenderEmily SonnettNovember 25, 1993 (aged 29)741OL Reign


No.PositionPlayerDate of Birth (Age)CapsGoalsClub
11MidfielderLindsey HoranMay 26, 1994 (aged 29)12827Lyon (France)
12MidfielderKristie MewisFebruary 25, 1991 (aged 32)517Gotham FC
13MidfielderJulie ErtzApril 6, 1992 (aged 31)11820Angel City FC
14MidfielderAndi SullivanDecember 20, 1995 (aged 27)443Washington Spirit
15MidfielderAshley SanchezMarch 16, 1999 (Aged 24)243Washington Spirit
16MidfielderSavannah DeMeloMarch 26, 1998 (aged 25)00Racing Louisville
17MidfielderRose LavelleMay 14, 1995 (aged 28)8824OL Reign


No.PositionPlayerDate of Birth (Age)CapsGoalsClub
18ForwardAlex MorganJuly 2, 1989 (aged 34)206121San Diego Wave
19ForwardMegan RapinoeJuly 5, 1985 (aged 38)19963OL Reign
20ForwardTrinity RodmanMay 20, 2002 (aged 21)172Washington Spirit
21ForwardLynn WilliamsMay 21, 1993 (aged 30)5215Gotham FC
22ForwardSophia SmithAugust 10, 2000 (aged 22)2912Portland Thorns
23ForwardAlyssa ThompsonNovember 7, 2004 (aged 18)30Angel City FC

Last date to submit for final roster is due on July 9, Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski said he would make no public announcement of alternative players before the due date.

“In terms of alternative, we are not going to have any public announcements,” he said. “But we do have names in place in case something happens in next 30-35 days.” said Andonovski

Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, Joe Biden and others reveal the USWNT World Cup 2023 Roster

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, Shaquille O’Neal, Megan Thee Stallion, Mia Hamm, and many others from the worlds of sports, music, art, and film are just a few of the famous people who helped reveal the 23 names on the roster.

Some of the celebrities presented individual players, such as Lil Wayne introducing winger Crystal Dunn and Taylor Swift referring to striker Alex Morgan as “a friend” and a “massive fan.” Megan Thee Stallion announced Megan Rapinoe, and called her “The Legend.” “She has shined for years with the women’s soccer team, and she’s going to continue to do so at this year’s World Cup. Congratulations, girl, and bring home another title!”

Morgan said “I was really surprised to see Taylor announced me but all the other amazing celebrities, influencers and people so influential in the soccer world announcing the roster was pretty cool, I give U.S. soccer props for that. I think they nailed it with Taylor announcing me. I was very happy about that. She had some really nice things to say and I feel like we’ve supported each other a lot, so it was really great to see that.”

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