Carli Lloyd headlines USWNT roster for October friendlies

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The USWNT has announced its roster for its October two-game series against the Korea Republic set to be played in Kansas City and St. Paul.

The games will mark the final appearances for soccer legend Carli Lloyd in a USWNT uniform.

The team will begin its training camp on Oct. 18 in Kansas City with their first match against Korea on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Children’s Mercy Park. That game is set to tip off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and TUDN.

The two-game series will be completed in St. Paul at Allianz Field on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. ET on TUDN. Pre-game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on FS1.

In Kansas City, midfielder Lindsey Horan will receive honors for reaching 100 caps for the USWNT. The 27-year-old is the 41st player to earn the honor, having earned her 100th cap during the Olympics in the team’s 6-1 victory against New Zealand on July 24.

Mallory Pugh, Sophie Smith and Andi Sullivan are once again on the roster after their inclusion in the team’s two wins over Paraguay earlier this year. Both Sullivan and Smith notched their first international goals during that series.

Defender Emily Fox has been named to the roster for the first time since January when she appeared in matches against Columbia.

Megan Rapinoe is back after missing the September games while Alyssa Naeher, Sam Mewis and Julie Ertz will join the camp but not play due to injuries.

Both Christen Press and Crystal Dunn opted out of the upcoming matches.

Full roster:

  • Jane Campbell, G
  • Adrianna Franch, G
  • Abby Dahlkemper, D
  • Tierna Davidson, D
  • Emily Fox, D
  • Casey Krueger, D
  • Kelley O’Hara, D
  • Becky Sauerbrunn, D
  • Emily Sonnett, D
  • Lindsey Horan, M
  • Rose Lavelle, M
  • Catarina Macario, M
  • Kristie Mewis, M
  • Andi Sullivan, M
  • Tobin Heath, F
  • Carli Lloyd, F
  • Alex Morgan, F
  • Mallory Pugh, F
  • Megan Rapinoe, F
  • Sophia Smith, F
  • Lynn Williams, F