Forest Park High School graduate Ali Krieger will compete in her third straight World Cup after being named Thursday afternoon to the 23-player U.S. squad.
After a two-year layoff from the women’s national team, Krieger was named to the training camp roster in preparation for two exhibitions, April 4 against Australia and April 7 against Belgium.
Krieger earned her 99th cap with the national team after appearing in the 6-0 win over Belgium. Prior to that game, Krieger had not competed in a match with the U.S. team since April of 2017.
The 34-year-old Krieger is expected to provide depth at right outside back when the Americans look to defend their World Cup title in France. She currently plays for the Orlando Pride.
Krieger started for the U.S. when they won the World Cup in 2015 and when they finished as the runner-up to Japan in 2011.
The World Cup opens June 7 in Paris. The U.S. begins play June 11 against Thailand.
In preparation for the World Cup, the top-ranked Americans will participate in a training camp followed by an exhibition May 12 against South Africa in Santa Clara (Calif.), New Zealand May 16 in St. Louis and against Mexico May 26 in Harrison, N.J.
Below is the 23-player U.S. Women's World Cup roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch* (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris** (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher** (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (7): 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), 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* (Reign FC), Samantha Mewis* (NC Courage)
FORWARDS (7): 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)
* First Women’s World Cup
** Second Women’s World Cup
*** Third Women’s World Cup
**** Fourth Women’s World Cup