Manchester City Women will be without Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle for four matches after the pair were called up to the United States squad against Columbia, later this month.
The duo will miss City’s FA Women’s Super League fixtures against West Ham United, Aston Villa and Brighton as the national team begin their training camp on 9 January. In addition, the pair will also miss City’s Continental Cup quarter-final clash with Chelsea.
United States squad
Goalkeepers: Aubrey Bledsoe (Washington Spirit), Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
Defenders: Alana Cook (Paris St-Germain), Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Fox (UNC), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)
Midfielders: Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Jaelin Howell (Florida State), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City), Catarina Macario (Stanford), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Sam Mewis (Manchester City), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
Forwards: Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Mallory Pugh (Chicago Red Stars), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage)