Alan Cook

Cook, who was born in Worcester, was called up to the national team in 2019 and led the team with 1,286 total minutes played in 2022. She was a finalist for Defender of the Year last year and made the NWSL Best XI First Team in both 2021 and 2022. As an All-American, Cook guided Stanford to the NCAA championship in 2017.

Savannah Demelo 

Cook, who was born in Worcester, was called up to the national team in 2019 and led the team with 1,286 total minutes played in 2022. She was a finalist for Defender of the Year last year and made the NWSL Best XI First Team in both 2021 and 2022. As an All-American, Cook guided Stanford to the NCAA championship in 2017.

Crystal Dunn

Dunn has made 132 appearances for the national team, scoring 24 goals and assisting 19 others. She started six games for the World Cup victors in 2019 and normally plays left defense, but she can also play midfield. Dunn was also the only American to play in all six games at the Tokyo Olympics.

  Julie Ertz 

Ertz has 20 goals and six helpers in 118 career games for the 2015 and 2019 championship squads. She is a two-time Olympian and two-time US Soccer Female Player of the Year (2017 and 2019). Zach Ertz of the Arizona Cardinals is her spouse.

Emily Fox 

Fox possesses exceptional speed, which might help her secure a starting spot. She played 14 games (all starts) for the national team in 2022 and was the first overall choice in the 2021 NWSL Draft. The United States won the 2023 SheBelieves Cup thanks to Fox, who was the only member to play the whole 270-minute event.

Naomi Girma 

Girma is an important part of the youth inflow and a former NWSL first-round choice, heading first overall to San Diego in 2022. She was selected US Soccer Young Female Player of the Year in 2020 and made her national team debut on April 12, 2022. She is the daughter of Ethiopian immigrants. Girma is expected to anchor the defense with Cook at center-back.

Lindsey Horan

Horan has been a member of the national team since 2013 and holds the longest annual goal streak on the active squad, stretching back to 2015. When she joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2012, she became the first American woman to sign a professional contract straight out of high school. Horan is also a member of the 2019 World Cup title squad.

Sofia Huerta

Huerta's father, Mauricio, grew raised in Mexico, and Huerta began his career in the Mexican youth national pipeline before moving to the United States in 2017. In 2022, she started 11 of 16 games and played 1,074 minutes. She'll compete for playing time on the defensive line.

Aubrey Kingsbury

Kingsbury, a three-time All-American at Wake Forest, was voted NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year with the Spirit in 2019 and 2021. On April 12, 2022, she made her debut for the national team, with a clean sheet in a 9-0 win over Uzbekistan. Kinsgbury is the sixth player in team history to make his debut after the age of 30.

Rose Lavelle  

Lavelle was the breakout hero of the 2019 World Cup, winning the Bronze Ball as the tournament's third-best player and scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands. The previous No. 1 selection of the Breakers in 2017 lasted only one year before the team collapsed. In 2022, she had a career-high six assists to go along with four goals for the national team.

Kristie Mewis

Mewis has significant ties to the area; she attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School before attending BC, where she ranks second in Eagles history with 116 career points. She and her sister Samantha, who was on the US World Cup squad in 2019, are the first sisters to individually represent the United States at the World Cup. Mewis was a member of the national squad in 2013 and 2014, but was off the list for five years before returning in 2019 and been a staple ever since.

Alex Morgan

One of America's all-time greats is showing no signs of slowing down. Morgan will compete in his fourth World Cup, and the two-time winner returns after winning the Silver Boot in 2019. In 207 national team appearances, she has 121 goals and 49 assists. Morgan is still at the peak of her career — she led the NWSL in 2022 with 15 goals in only 17 games — and will once again lead the squad at striker.

Casey Murphy

Murphy is the tallest goalie in USWNT history, standing 6 feet tall. She is the eighth member of the national team to have 10 shutouts, recording her tenth against Ireland on April 11. Murphy is set to back up Alyssa Naeher, but she might yet make a World Cup start.

Alyssa Naeher

Naeher, one of the most accomplished goalies in US history, is a two-time World Cup champion who had four shutouts during the national team's drive to success in 2019. She is projected to dominate the net this summer, having finished third in career victories and shutouts. Her 11-year career in the NWSL included three seasons with the now-defunct Boston Breakers from 2013 to 2015.

Kelley O’Hara 

O'Hara is one of 12 American players to have made four World Cup squads and one of 25 to have more than 20 career assists. She competed in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups and has 157 career games for the national team. O'Hara also played briefly with the Boston Breakers from 2010 to 2011, and she scored the game-winning goal in overtime for the Washington Spirit in the 2021 NWSL championship game.

Megan Rapinoe

Rapinoe's spectacular summer four years ago helped the United States win the World Cup. The striker has six goals and three assists, was awarded the Golden Ball and Golden Boot, and scored a penalty kick in the final against the Netherlands. She has officially said that 2023 will be her final World Cup appearance and that she will no longer be responsible for the team's youth movement, although Rapinoe can still be an impact player when she is on the pitch.

Trinity Rodman

One of several rising stars on the roster, Rodman made her national team debut in February 2022, and she already has four goals and three assists in 18 games. She was selected second overall in the 2021 NWSL Draft at age-18 — the youngest player in league history to be drafted at the time — and won Rookie of the Year that season. Rodman is entering the World Cup on a heater after scoring both goals for the US in a 2-0 win against Wales on July 9. Her father is NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman.

Ashley Sanchez

Sanchez rose through the ranks of the youth national teams before making her senior national team debut in 2021. She scored 21 goals in 21 U-17 international games and 12 goals in 35 U-20 games in 2016, earning her the title of US Soccer Young Female Player of the Year. Sanchez has three goals and three assists as a senior in 2022.

Sophia Smith

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The 22-year-old is a torchbearer for the future of the national team. Smith is coming off an incredible 2022 season in which she led the USWNT with 11 goals, was named NWSL MVP, and helped Portland win the title. She was called up to the senior squad at the age of 16, but debuted at the age of 20 in November 2020 and will be a definite starter on the wing.