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Thorns players named to USA and Canada rosters ahead of friendlies

Christine Sinclair

Canada v United States Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The US and Canadian Women’s national teams announced their rosters ahead of the upcoming international break and ensuing friendlies, and several Thorns have been included in the camps.

Lindsey Horan, Tobin Heath, Emily Sonnett and Adrianna Franch have been called up to the 23-woman USWNT camp ahead of their two-game friendly series against Chile in California. All are likely to make the final team rosters. Horan and Heath are locks and Sonnett has found new space on the team as a right back, but Franch seems stuck down further the depth chart for the time being. Will Franch finally get a first cap against a weaker opponent? The USWNT plays Chile in the StubHub Center in Carson, CA on August 31st at 8pm PST and later at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, CA on September 4th at 7pm PST.

Meanwhile, Christine Sinclair has (obviously) been called up to the Canadian Women’s National team who are taking on a bigger challenge in a friendly against Brazil. The two meet in Ottowa, Ontario on September 2nd.

All players will leave for camps after the Thorns game against the Washington Spirit on August 25th at 5pm PST in Audi Field and return prior to the last home game of the year against the Seattle Reign on September 7th at 7pm PST.

The Brazil roster has yet to be announced, and the Australian women’s national team does not have any friendlies scheduled for this FIFA window.