The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is just around the corner, with less than a month remaining until the tournament kicks off. Excitement is building as fans eagerly await the announcement of the U.S. women’s national team roster, revealing the 23 players selected by head coach Vlatko Andonovski to compete for the coveted title in soccer.
Here is Complete Roster: USWNT WOMEN’S WORLD CUP 2023 ROSTER
Earlier today, a sneak peek was provided as three players from Gotham NJ/NY were unveiled. The players confirmed to be part of the squad are defender Kelley O’Hara, midfielder Kristie Mewis, and attacker Lynn Williams. With their selection, these three talented individuals are officially set to represent their country in the upcoming World Cup.
Let’s take a moment to spotlight these three players and their contributions to the team as we anticipate their participation in this prestigious tournament.
US WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ROSTER 2023-KELLEY O’HARA
A seasoned national team member, brings a wealth of experience to the upcoming World Cup. With an impressive record of 157 international appearances and three goals, O’Hara will participate in her fourth World Cup. Her inclusion in the squad adds a valuable veteran presence to the backline, especially alongside numerous first-time World Cup participants. While O’Hara has traditionally held the role of starting right back, her role in the upcoming tournament may see some adjustments.
US WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ROSTER-KRISTIE MEWIS
KRISTIE MEWIS, despite accumulating an impressive record of 51 international appearances and scoring seven goals, is set to experience her first World Cup. Her selection for the roster holds a special significance as it marks a historic moment in the program’s history. Sisters will represent the USWNT on World Cup rosters for the first time. Samantha Mewis, Kristie’s elder sister, was part of the team in 2019, and now Kristie has earned her well-deserved spot to join her sister on this remarkable journey.
US WOMEN’S WORLD CUP ROSTER 2023-LYNN WILLIAMS
LYNN WILLIAMS, known for her proficiency as a forward in Vlatko Andonovski’s system, has earned her debut selection for the World Cup roster. With 52 appearances for the team and a consistent presence in previous Olympic campaigns, Williams has showcased her capabilities on the international stage, registering an impressive tally of 15 goals for the USWNT. Her inclusion in the roster highlights her potential to play a crucial role in the team’s aspirations.
Williams’ diverse skill set adds value to the squad, as she competes in scoring goals with both feet and her head. Her ability to effectively counter-pressing enhances the team’s ability to generate attacking opportunities; Williams brings a valuable asset to Andonovski’s roster for the upcoming World Cup.
All three players currently play for Gotham FC, a National Women’s Soccer League team based in New Jersey. For O’Hara, it will be an impressive fourth World Cup appearance.
“Honestly, it felt like I was getting called for the first time to go to a World Cup,” O’Hara said on TODAY. “I’m so excited. This is my fourth one, but when I got the news, I honestly broke out in tears. I was so excited.”
This is the first World Cup for Mewis and Williams.
“It feels really good; I’m so excited,” Mewis said. “I’m honestly so excited to have these two (Williams and O’Hara) with me. They’ve been my rock through this whole journey.”
“I cried as well,” Williams said. “We train so long, and we fight so hard to do this, so it means everything to me.”
The USWNT will start their group stage on July 21 against Vietnam, so let’s look at the players who will begin the quest for a fifth World Cup title.