The Women’s International Champions Cup announced today the rosters of the four teams participating in the tournament. Portland Thorns FC, FC Barcelona, Olympique Lyonnais, and the Houston Dash will compete for the WICC title from Aug. 18-21 in Providence Park.
This is the third WICC, which was created by Relevent Sports Group. The previous two editions were played out in 2018 and 2019. The 2021 WICC will feature 16 players who competed in the Tokyo Olympics, including Canadian gold-medalists Christine Sinclair, Allysha Chapman, Nichelle Prince, and Sophie Schmidt.
“Other than the Olympics themselves and the World Cup, nowhere else in the world will you see this much world-class talent on the field at the same time,” said Susie Fiore, head of the Women’s ICC. “We can’t wait to not only welcome these amazing athletes to Portland to crown the ‘World’s Best Club,’ but also all of the fans who are excited to cheer on their favorite players live and in-person.”
WICC play will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 18, with all matches taking place at Providence Park. Barcelona will play Lyon in the first match that day at 5:30 p.m. Pacific with the Thorns and Dash kicking off later at 8 p.m.
Portland Thorns FC — Adrianna Franch, Bella Bixby, Shelby Hogan, Meghan Klingenberg, Natalia Kuikka, Meaghan Nally, Hannah Betfort, Madison Pogarch, Becky Sauerbrunn, Christen Westphal, Emily Menges, Kelli Hubly, Celeste Boureille, Lindsey Horan, Crystal Dunn, Rocky Rodriguez, Angela Salem, Olivia Moultrie, Yazmeen Ryan, Christine Sinclair, Tyler Lussi, Sophia Smith, Morgan Weaver, Simone Charley, Marissa Everett, Raisa Strom-Okimoto, Taylor Porter.
FC Barcelona — Sandra Paños Garcia-Villa, Maria Pilar Leon Cebrian, Melanie Del Pilar Serrano Perez, Jennifer Hermoso Fuentes, Marta Torrejon Moya, Maria Francesca Caldentey Oliver, Alexia Putellas Segura, Patricia Guijarro Gutierrez, Catalina Coll Lluch, Aitana Bonmati Conca, Caroline Graham Hansen, Andrea Pereira Cejudo, Ana Maria Crnogorcevic, Jana Fernandez Velasco, Bruna Vilamala Costa, Claudia Pina Medina, Irene Paredes Hernandez, Gemma Font Oliveras, Lieke Martens, Asisat Lamina Oshoala, Ariadna Mingueza Garcia, Maria Perez Rabaza, Ornella Maria Vignola Cabot, Julia Bartel Holgado.
Olympique Lyonnais — Féérine Belhadj, Wendie Renard, Selma Bacha, Perle Morroni, Amandine Henry, Amel Majri, Damaris Egurrola, Ellie Carpenter, Catarina Macario, Christiane Endler, Daniëlle van de Donk, Alice Sombath, Emelyne Laurent, Delphine Cascarino, Sally Julini, Janice Cayman, Signe Bruun, Vicki Becho, Melvine Malard, Alyssia Paljevic, Laurine Baga, Candice Charbonnier, Kysha Sylla, Chloé Tapia.
Houston Dash — Jane Campbell, Allysha Chapman, Rachel Daly, Maegan Rosa, Gabby Seiler, Shea Groom, Nichelle Prince, Haley Hanson, Christine Nairn, Megan Oyster, Veronica Latsko, Sophie Schmidt, Bri Visalli, Hannah Diaz, Emily Ogle, Kristie Mewis, Lindsey Harris, Deneisha Blackwood, Jasmyne Spencer, Jamia Fields, Katie Naughton, Annika Schmidt, Cami Privett, Andrea Hauksdottir, Makamae Gomera-Stevens, Michelle Alozie, Amanda Dennis.