CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Mallory Pugh and defender Tierna Davidson are back with the U.S. women’s national team for the upcoming SheBelieves tournament.
Both players, who were on the team’s World Cup-winning squad last year, were not included on the smaller roster that took part in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying earlier this month.
Coach Vlatko Andonovski named the 23-player squad Wednesday. The SheBelieves tournament, which includes England, Japan and Spain, begins March 5.
Players invited to the pre-tournament camp who were left off the final roster included goalkeeper Jane Campbell, forward Midge Purce and midfielder Jordan DiBiasi.
Defender Julie Ertz will earn her 100th appearance for the team when she plays next.
Spain plays Japan in the tournament opener March 5 in Orlando, Florida, followed by England’s match against the United States.
Matches are also set for March 8 in New Jersey and March 11 outside of Dallas.
SheBelieves roster with club affiliation:
Goalkeepers: Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars).
Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage), Tierna Davidson (Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Courage), Ali Krieger (Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals), Becky Sauerbrunn (Royals), Casey Short (Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Pride).
Midfielders: Julie Ertz (Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Thorns), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Samantha Mewis (Courage), Andi Sullivan (Spirit).
Forwards: Tobin Heath (Thorns), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue), Jessica McDonald (Courage), Christen Press (Royals), Mallory Pugh (Sky Blue), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC), Lynn Williams (Courage).