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August 26, 2019

Casey Short Called Up to US WNT Roster for Victory Tour Game

CHICAGO (Aug. 26, 2019) – Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Short and North Carolina Courage forward Kristen Hamilton have been added to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster for the two upcoming matches against Portugal on the 2019 Victory Tour presented by Allstate.

“With the injuries we currently have to several World Cup players, and with two of our main priorities on the Victory Tour being spreading around the minutes and keeping players healthy for their clubs during this critical playoff push, it made sense to call in Casey and Kristen to give us options and depth for these games against what will be a tough Portugal team,” said U.S. head coach Jill Ellis. “Both players have been performing very well in the NWSL and I know they’ll fit right in with our group for these matches.”

Hamilton, 27, was named as an overage player to the U.S. Under-23 WNT roster that is headed to England for the four-team Nordic Tournament but will instead join the USA on the Victory Tour for her first senior team call-up. Her eight goals for the second-place Courage are tied for third in the NWSL. Short, who has 27 caps, has played in 18 of the 19 matches for the third-place Red Stars so far this season.

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup champions will face Portugal on Thursday, Aug. 29, in front of a record crowd at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia (7 p.m. ET; FS1, FOX Sports App) and Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minn. (7 p.m. CT; ESPN2, ESPN App).


GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (8): Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (NC Courage), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage)

FORWARDS (8): Kristen Hamilton (NC Courage), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Jessica McDonald (NC Courage), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (Reign FC)

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