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BOYDS, Md (Oct 27, 2016) – Washington Spirit defender Ali Krieger and forward Crystal Dunn were named by U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis to the 24 player roster for two friendly matches against Romania on Nov. 10 at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. (7 p.m. PT on ESPN2) and Nov. 13 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. (6:30 p.m. PT on FS1). The roster was announced by U.S. Soccer earlier today.
Krieger returns to the roster after being one of a group of veteran players not called in for a pair of October friendly matches against Switzerland. The Dumfries, Va native has made 95 appearances for the USWNT since her debut in 2008. The Spirit captain has made 66 appearances for the Spirit in her four years with the club.
Dunn started both USWNT friendly matches against Switzerland in October, scoring a goal in the second match. The 24 year old has scored 13 goals this year for the USWNT and has made an appearance in every match the FIFA No. 1 ranked team has played. Dunn appeared for the Spirit 15 times in 2016, scoring four goals and notching five assists, including both goals in the NWSL Championship earlier this month.
The matches in November will be the final ones for the USWNT in 2016.
U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (Western New York Flash), Jaelene Hinkle (Western New York Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Kristen Edmonds (Orlando Pride), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (Western New York Flash), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign), Andi Sullivan (Stanford)
FORWARDS (5): Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Kealia Ohai (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Lynn Williams (Western New York Flash)