Ellis reveals USWNT roster for upcoming friendlies, Dunn makes cut

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By MC Bousquette

On Friday afternoon, US Soccer released the USWNT roster for the upcoming friendly matches against Haiti on September 17th and September 20th in Detroit, MI, and Birmingham, AL respectively.

The roster includes all players who were on the 2015 World Cup winning squad, and notable includes the addition of Crystal Dunn. Dunn, who plays for the Washington Spirit, is the 2015 NWSL Golden Boot Winner with fifteen goals during this NWSL season. She was considered for the World Cup roster, but did not make the final team.

Her inclusion on the roster is a signal from Head Coach Jill Ellis that Dunn is under consideration for the 2016 Olympic squad.

Christen Press will not be at the second match due to a family commitment, according to US Soccer.

See below for the full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), 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)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (unattached)