Star-heavy U.S. women's roster announced for Brazil friendly in Orlando

Eight new faces are a part of the roster called up for the USWNT game in Orlando

The U.S. women’s national team will include every member of the World Cup championship squad when it comes to Orlando next week, but it will also welcome several players key to the future of the program.

Eight players were included on the roster for the game against Brazil on Oct. 25 who were not a part of the 2015 Women’s World Cup championship squad. That includes forward Lindsey Horan, Samantha Mewis, Christine Nairn and Crystal Dunn, as well as three players receiving their first-ever call-up to the women’s national team: Jaelene Hinkle, Emily Sonnett and Gina Lewandowski.

The U.S. will kickoff against Brazil at 3 p.m. at the Citrus Bowl. Tickets are available through ussoccer.com. The game will air on Fox Sports 1.

The full roster:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

DEFENDERS (12): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Jaelene Hinkle (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Gina Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Univ. of Virginia)

MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (unattached), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western NY Flash), Christine Nairn (Washington Spirit), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

FORWARDS (7): Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain), Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (unattached)

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