Christen Press and Tobin Heath out for friendly against Portugal

By On November 06, 2018

Christen Press and Tobin Heath out for friendly against Portugal

Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

Both Christen Press and Tobin Heath will be unavailable for the United States’ upcoming friendy against Portugal, and presumably also against Scotland. USSF made the announcement today via press release previewing the games. Press has a family commitment and Heath has a personal commitment, leaving the roster now at 22 players.

Updated roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3): 18- Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC; 0/0), 24- Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride; 18/0), 1- Alyssa Naeher(Chicago Red Stars; 37/0)

DEFENDERS (7): 7- Abby Dahlkemper (NC Cou rage; 28/0), 19- Crystal Dunn (NC Courage; 73/24), 25- Emily Fox(UNC; 0/0), 12-Merritt Mathias (NC Courage; 1/0), 4- Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC; 147/0), 14- Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars; 27/0), 2-Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC; 24/0)

MIDFIELDERS (7): 22- Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars; 0/0), 8- Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars; 71/18); 9- Lindsey Horan(Portland Thorns FC; 61/7), 16- Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit; 18/6), 20- Allie Long (Seattle Reign FC; 39/6), 3- Samantha Mewis (NC Courage; 40/8), 6- Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit; 10/0)

FORWARDS (5): 10- Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC; 262/105), 21- Jessica McDonald (NC Courage; 1/0), 13- Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride; 151/97), 11- Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit; 41/12), 15- Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC; 144/41)

Of all the players in camp seeking to get minutes, this change probably impacts Jess McDonald the most, as both Heath and Press leaving has shortened the forward bench a bit. McDonald coul d very likely come on as a sub, with a starting front three of Rapinoe, Morgan, and Pugh.

USA vs Portugal
Thursday, November 8
1 PM ET / 10 AM PT

USA vs Scotland
Tuesday, November 13
2 PM ET / 11 AM PT

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This Article has a component height of 9. The sidebar size is short.Source: Google News Portugal | Netizen 24 Portugal

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