To no one's surprise, Sky Blue FC captain and US Women's National Team captain Christie Rampone and teammate Kelley O'Hara were named to the national team roster for upcoming Victory Tour matches against Brazil.
Both were included in the names selected by national team coach Jillian Ellis for the Oct. 21 match in Seattle and the Oct. 25 match in Orlando.
Ellis called in all 23 players who were part of the Women's World Cup championship team last summer in Canada. Crystal Dunn, who played in two earlier Victory Tour matches against Haiti. Seven other players were also picked by Ellis, bringing the roster to 30.
The October matches will be the final international matches for midfielders Shannon Boxx and Lauren Holiday and defender Lori Chalupny, all of whom announced their international retirements earlier in the year. Boxx will play her final match in Seattle while Holiday and Chalupny will play their final matches in Orlando.
Brazil is ranked sixth in the world and won its group in Canada before falling to Australia, 1-0, in a round of 16 match.
The UWNT will also four additional matches in December, including two matches against Trinidad & Tobago. The first will be in Dec 6 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu (8 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1) and on Dec. 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2).
The United States will finish its 2016 schedule with a match against an opponent yet to be named on Dec. 13 and against China in New Orleans on Dec. 16.
US. Women's National Team Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (12): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Jaelene Hinkle (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Gina Lewandowski (FC Bayern Munich), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (Univ. of Virginia)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (unattached), Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western NY Flash), Christine Nairn (Washington Spirit), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (7): Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain), Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (unattached).