ORLANDO, Fla. – March 22, 2016 – Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris have been named to U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis’ 23-player roster ahead of two matches against Colombia.
The USA will train in Orlando for six days before heading to Connecticut for an April 6 match at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford (7 p.m. ET on FS1). The teams will meet again on April 10 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania. (2 p.m. ET. on ESPN). Ellis will name 18 players to suit up for each match.
The roster features 21 players who helped the USA win the 2016 SheBelieves Cup in early March, as four of the top five teams in the world squared off in three doubleheaders across three cities in the U.S. The USA defeated England (1-0), France (1-0) and Germany (2-1). Morgan scored against France and Germany to win the Golden Boot and was awarded the Golden Ball as the top player in the six-game competition.
Just nine games into 2016, Morgan leads the team with eight goals – one more than her total for all of 2015 – and is having her best start since 2012, where she put in seven goals over the same timeframe.
Harris, 30, enters camp after leading the Pride to an 8-0 win over Eastern Florida State College on Saturday – playing in front of her hometown for the first time. A 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Harris has made eight appearances with the U.S.WNT.