Thorns players named to US team for FIFA World Cup

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U.S. forward Tobin Heath reacts after scoring a goal against Australia during the second half of an international friendly soccer match Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Commerce City, Colo. The United States won 5-3. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Four Portland Thorns FC players have been named to the U.S. National Team roster for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Goalkeeper Adrianna Franch, midfielders Tobin Heath and Lindsey Horan and defender Emily Sonnett were all picked to play.

The Thorns made the announcement Thursday morning. The roster won’t become official until it’s submitted to FIFA on May 24, which is the deadline for all teams to submit their final squads.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup will be in France.

According to the Thorns, this is the third time Heath has been named to the World Cup roster. It’s the first time for Franch, Horan and Sonnett.

The U.S. Women’s Team will play in Group F at the World Cup. Their first game will be on June 11 against Thailand followed by a match against Chile on June 16. The team will play their final group match on June 20 against Sweden.

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