Houston Dash has had three players selected by US Women’s National Team (USWNT) coach, Jill Ellis for the January Training Camp. Carli Lloyd, Morgan Brian and Kealia Ohai have all been selected in the 29 woman squad named by Jill Ellis on Wednesday.
With no matches scheduled for January the camp will present the primary opportunity for players to impress Ellis without NWSL play. Despite there being no new Collective Bargaining Agreement the players and US Soccer have agreed to continue under the previous agreement, meaning players will be able to attend the camp without fear of being ostracized by senior members of the team.
Lloyd was a certain call up as the captain of the side, having earned 232 caps for the United States. In that time Lloyd has scored 96 international goals, the most among active USWNT players and the sixth most of all time.
Brian has continued to excel for the USWNT in recent years and continues to become a regular selection for the USWNT. Brian has earned 63 caps, excelling in 2016 and has starred for the Dash with 13 appearances.
Ohai’s selection continues her rise in to international soccer, after earning her first cap in October. It was a phenomenal season from Ohai in the NWSL this year as she led the goal scoring race with 11 goals through the season.
After finally getting selected in October Ohai immediately set about proving that selection was long overdue. It took Ohai just 48 seconds to score her first full international goal scoring against Switzerland in Minneapolis starting what is sure to be a long international career.
The training camp gets under way on January 13th and will take place at the US Soccer National Training Center at Carson, CA. That camp will run at the same time as an Under 23 camp and starts just days after a camp for the senior men’s national team, putting three of America’s national teams in one space.