Mallory Pugh and Lindsey Horan named to U.S women’s team roster ahead of game in Colorado

Pugh, who’s from Highlands Ranch, and Horan, who’s from Golden, will both represent their country as they play New Zealand in the first of two friendlies.

Mallory Pugh made the U.S. women's national team's 22-player roster for their game in Colorado later this month. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports)
Mallory Pugh made the U.S. women's national team's 22-player roster for their game in Colorado later this month. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports)
Mallory Pugh made the U.S. women’s national team’s 22-player roster for their game in Colorado later this month. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports)

Two homegrown talents will suit up for the United States women’s national team when they take on New Zealand later this month at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Forward Mallory Pugh and midfielder Lindsey Horan both earned spots on the U.S. women’s national team’s 22-player roster, which was announced Thursday.

Pugh, who’s from Highlands Ranch, and Horan, who’s from Golden, will both represent their country as they play New Zealand in the first of two friendlies between the sides.

The match in Commerce City will kick off at 8 p.m. Sept. 15. ESPN2 will televise it. Then on Sept. 19, the U.S. and New Zealand will play again at Nippert Stadium in Cincinatti, Ohio.

Tickets for the match in Commerce City are still available. You can purchase them online at ussoccer.com or by phone at 1-866-461-6556.

Here’s the entire 22-player roster:

Goalkeepers: Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride)

Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper (NC Courage), Tierna Davidson (Stanford), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Taylor Smith (NC Courage)

Midfielders: Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Samantha Mewis (NC Courage), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

Forwards: Crystal Dunn (Chelsea FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Lynn Williams (NC Courage)

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