United States women's national team head coach Jill Ellis announced the 23-player roster for the 2015 women's World Cup in Canada on Tuesday.
Captain Christie Rampone leads the squad and will play in her fifth World Cup, which ties Kristine Lilly for the most World Cups for an American player. Midfielder Shannon Boxx and forward Abby Wambach will compete in their fourth World Cups, while Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Heather O'Reilly make their third World Cup roster.
Along with Rampone on the back line, Julie Johnston will play in her first World Cup, while Lauren Holiday and Megan Rapinoe will play in the midfield.
Up front Wambach will provide the veteran leadership, while Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux will be ready to fire in the goals. Christen Press and Amy Rodriguez round out the forwards.
"The players selected have the confidence, experience and desire to help us win a world championship," said Ellis. "We had an excellent group to pick from and at the end of the last camp, I complemented all the players on how much they pushed each other and competed to make this selection challenging."
After routing New Zealand at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, 4-0, in their last friendly tune-up the final squad will play three send-off series matches before the head to Canada in search of their third World Cup title.
The first of the send-off matches will be on May 10 against Ireland at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. From there, the USA will travel down the coast for its second send-off series match, facing Mexico on Sunday, May 17, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The send-off series concludes against Korea Republic on Saturday, May 30, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
The USA will face Australia, Sweden and Nigeria in Group D at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The USA opens against Australia on June 8 at Winnipeg Stadium, followed by Sweden on June 12 in Winnipeg and Nigeria on June 16 at BC Place in Vancouver.
The full 23-player roster is as follows:
Goalkeepers (3): Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC).
Defenders (8): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley OHara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City).
Midfielders (7): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Heather OReilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC).
Forwards (5): Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (unattached).