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27 Players Called in for Two-Week Camp at The Home Depot Center as U.S. Women Prepare for Peace Queen Cup in South Korea

CHICAGO (May 19, 2008) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage will bring 27 players to a two-week training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., starting Monday, May 19, and running through Monday, June 2.

At the end of the camp, Sundhage will choose a 20-player roster to compete in the 2008 Peace Queen Cup in South Korea, where the U.S. will play Australia (June 15), Brazil (June 17) and Italy (June 19). If the USA wins the group, it will play for the Peace Queen Cup title on June 21. The U.S. leaves for South Korea on June 8. All the USA’s group matches will be played in Suwon, South Korea. For a complete 2008 Peace Queen Cup schedule, go to ussoccer.com.

Two players currently recovering from minor surgery – goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart (knee) and captain Christie Rampone (gall bladder) – will join the camp should they be fit enough to participate. Defender Keeley Dowling and midfielder Angie Woznuk return to camp after missing action while recovering from back injuries.

With Barnhart sidelined, Sundhage has called in 2004 Olympic gold medalist Kristin Luckenbill to join Hope Solo and Briana Scurry in the U.S. net.

Sundhage has also called in one player who has yet to see training camp action, giving a look to uncapped defender Kendall Fletcher, a former UNC star and veteran of the U.S. U-21 Women’s National Team.

Defender Ali Krieger, who is currently playing for FFC Frankfurt, the top women’s club in Germany and one of the best in Europe, will join camp on May 25 after she is released from club duty. Krieger earned her first two caps for the U.S. in January at the Four Nations Tournament in China.

The reminder of the training camp roster is made up of the players who helped the USA to three wins on its recent domestic tour, downing Australia, 3-2, on April 27 and, 5-4, on May 3, and rolling over Canada, 6-0, on May 10. Twelve different players have scored goals for the USA in 2008, led by Natasha Kai with 10 goals, while Abby Wambach and Lindsay Tarpley have nine each.

This will be the second edition of the Peace Queen Cup, with the USA winning the inaugural tournament in 2006. The competition, which also features North Korea, South Korea, Canada and Argentina, is extremely well-organized and one of the most competitive women’s tournaments in the world leading into the Olympics.

UNITED STATES WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM
Training Camp Roster
May 19 - June 2, 2008 – The Home Depot Center – Carson, Calif.

Player Pos. Ht. DOB Hometown College Caps/Goals
Boxx, Shannon M 5-8 06/29/77 Redondo Beach, Calif. Notre Dame 89/18
Buehler, Rachel D 5-5 08/26/85 Del Mar, Calif. Stanford 8/0
Chalupny, Lori D 5-4 01/29/84 St. Louis, Mo. UNC 66/6
Cheney, Lauren F 5-8 09/30/87 Indianapolis, Ind. UCLA 9/3
Cox, Stephanie D 5-6 04/03/86 Elk Grove, Calif. Portland 40/0
Dowling, Keeley D 5-8 02/17/83 Carmel, Ind. Tennessee 0/0
Fletcher, Kendall D 5-6 11/11/84 Cary, N.C. UNC 0/0
Heath, Tobin M 5-6 05/29/88 Basking Ridge, N.J. UNC 10/2
Hucles, Angela M 5-7 07/05/78 Virginia Beach, Va. Virginia 80/6
Kai, Natasha F 5-8 05/22/83 Kahuku, Hawaii Hawaii 45/18
Krieger, Ali D 5-6 07/28/84 Dumfries, Va. Penn State 2/0
Lloyd, Carli M 5-8 07/16/82 Delran, N.J. Rutgers 58/15
Luckenbill, Kristin GK 5-9 05/28/79 Paoli, Pa. Dartmouth 14
Markgraf, Kate D 5-7 08/23/76 Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Notre Dame 178/0
Mitts, Heather D 5-5 06/09/78 Cincinnati, Ohio Florida 74/2
O'Reilly, Heather F 5-5 01/02/85 East Brunswick, N.J. UNC 86/19
Osborne, Leslie M 5-8 05/27/83 Brookfield, Wis. Santa Clara 60/3
Rodriguez, Amy F 5-4 02/17/87 Lake Forest, Calif. USC 17/3
Scurry, Briana GK 5-8 09/07/71 Dayton, Minn. Massachusetts 170
Solo, Hope GK 5-9 07/30/81 Richland, Wash. Washington 61
Tarpley, Lindsay M 5-6 09/22/83 Kalamazoo, Mich. UNC 93/26
Trotter, India F 5-8 03/10/85 Plantation, Fla. Florida State 2/0
Wagner, Aly M 5-5 08/10/80 San Jose, Calif. Santa Clara 117/21
Wambach, Abby F 5-11 06/02/80 Rochester, N.Y. Florida 119/95
White, Kacey M 5-4 04/27/84 Arlington, Texas UNC 6/0
Whitehill, Cat D 5-7 02/10/82 Birmingham, Ala. UNC 129/11
Woznuk, Angie M 5-5 03/29/85 El Cajon, Calif. Portland 6/1

Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Kristin Luckenbill (Paoli, Pa.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Del Mar, Calif.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Stephanie Cox (Elk Grove, Calif.), Keeley Dowling (Carmel, Ind.), Kendall Fletcher (Cary, N.C.), Ali Krieger (Dumfries, Va.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati, Ohio), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Aly Wagner (San Jose, Calif.), Kacey White (Arlington, Texas), Angie Woznuk (El Cajon, Calif.);
FORWARDS (6): Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Natasha Kai (Kahuku, Hawaii), Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif.), India Trotter (Plantation, Fla.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.).

Team Staff:
Head Coach: Pia Sundhage; Redondo Beach, Calif.
Asst. Coach: Jillian Ellis; Los Angeles, Calif.
Asst. Coach: Erica Walsh; State College, Pa.
GK Coach: Phil Wheddon; Monroe, Conn.
Sports Science/Fitness Coach: Helena Andersson Orebro, Sweden
General Manager: Cheryl Bailey; Redondo Beach, Calif.
Athletic Trainer: Gigi Garcia; Miami, Fla.
Athletic Trainer: Michele Gould; Wilmington, De.
Equipment Manager: Andrew Dessert; Kansas City, Mo.
Massage Therapist: Mark Higgins; Chicago, Ill.
Massage Therapist: Scott Street; Virginia Beach, Va.
Massage Therapist: Jerrod Fritz; Charleston, S.C.
Videographer: Noelle Jouglet; San Diego, Calif.
Videographer: Libby Wells; San Diego, Calif.
Team Security: Mark Pharris; Atlanta, Ga.
Press Officer: Aaron Heifetz; Cypress, Calif.

U.S. Women Return to Training Camp From March 21-30 at the HDC in Final Preparations For Olympic Qualifying

CHICAGO (March 18, 2008) – After a victorious run at the 2008 Algarve Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Team return to training camp on Friday, March 21, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., to begin final preparations for the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament being held April 2-12 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

The U.S. will compete in Group A and will open the tournament on April 4 against Jamaica before facing Mexico on April 6. Both games will be played in the Estadio Olímpico Benito Juarez, which will host all 10 games during the qualifying tournament. The stadium holds just over 22,000 fans.

The top two teams from Group A will advance to the semifinals, where they will cross over to face the top two teams from Group B, which includes Canada, Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago. The winners of the April 9 semifinals will qualify for the 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament in Beijing.

U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has called in 26 players to the training camp and will choose a 20-player roster for the qualifying tournament, although just 18 players will suit up for each game. Sundhage can use any of the 20 players during any game of the competition, but must name 18 for each match.

The 26 players in camp include all 20 players who helped the USA win the 2008 Algarve Cup, plus an additional six who have trained regularly with the U.S. team this year.

The U.S. team will train until Sunday, March 30, before leaving for Mexico on the last day of the month. That will give the team three days in Ciudad Juarez, which is located in the central time zone, before opening its tournament against Jamaica.

Amazingly, the match against Mexico during qualifying will mark the first time the USA has ever played Mexico in Mexico. It will be the 23rd meeting between the two neighboring countries.

The USA qualified for the 1996 Olympics as host. The U.S. women qualified for the 2000 Olympics by finishing in the top seven at the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup. For the 2004 Olympics, the USA won the first-ever CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, held that year in Costa Rica, defeating the hosts in the semifinals and Mexico in the championship game.

UNITED STATES WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM
Training Camp Roster
The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
March 21-30, 2008

Players  Pos.  Ht.  DOB  Hometown  College  Caps/Goals
Barnhart, Nicole  GK  5-10  10/10/81  Gilbertsville, Pa.  Stanford  6
Boxx, Shannon  M  5-8  06/29/77  Redondo Beach, Calif.  Notre Dame  84/18
Buehler, Rachel  D  5-5  08/26/85  Del Mar, Calif.  Stanford  4/0
Chalupny, Lori  D  5-4  01/29/84  St. Louis, Mo.  North Carolina  60/6
Cheney, Lauren  F  5-8  09/30/87  Indianapolis, Ind.  UCLA  7/2
Cox, Stephanie  D  5-6  04/03/86  Elk Grove, Calif.  Portland  37/0
Dowling, Keeley  D  5-8  02/17/83  Carmel, Ind.  Tennessee  0/0
Heath, Tobin  M  5-6  05/29/88  Basking Ridge, N.J.  North Carolina  6/1
Hucles, Angela  M  5-7  07/05/78  Virginia Beach, Va.  Virginia  75/5
Kai, Natasha  F  5-8  05/22/83  Kahuku, Hawaii  Hawaii  39/10
Lloyd, Carli  M  5-8  07/16/82  Delran, N.J.  Rutgers  51/11
Luckenbill, Kristin  GK  5-9  05/28/79  Paoli, Pa.  Dartmouth  14
O’Reilly, Heather  F  5-5  01/02/85  East Brunswick, N.J.  North Carolina  79/17
Osborne, Leslie  M  5-8  05/27/83  Brookfield, Wis.  Santa Clara  57/2
Markgraf, Kate  D  5-7  08/23/79  Bloomfield Hills, Mich.  Notre Dame  173/0
Mitts, Heather  D  5-5  06/08/78  Cincinnati, Ohio  Florida  71/2
Rampone, Christie  D  5-6  06/24/75  Point Pleasant, N.J.  Monmouth  183/4
Rodriguez, Amy  F  5-4  02/17/87  Lake Forest, Calif.  USC  12/3
Scurry, Briana  GK  5-8  09/07/71  Dayton, Minn.  UMass  169
Solo, Hope  GK  5-9  07/30/81  Richland, Wash.  Washington  56
Tarpley, Lindsay  M  5-6  09/22/83  Kalamazoo, Mich.  North Carolina  86/23
Trotter, India  D  5-8  03/10/85  Plantation, Fla.  Florida State  2/0
Wambach, Abby  F  5-11  06/02/80  Rochester, N.Y.  Florida  112/89
White, Kacey  M  5-4  04/24/84  Arlington, Texas  North Carolina  2/0
Whitehill, Cat  D  5-7  02/10/82  Birmingham, Ala.  North Carolina  125/11
Woznuk, Angie  M  5-5  03/29/85  El Cajon, Calif.  Portland  6/1

Training Camp Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, Pa.), Kristin Luckenbill (Paoli, Pa.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Del Mar, Calif.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Stephanie Cox (Elk Grove, Calif.), Keeley Dowling (Carmel, Ind.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati, Ohio), Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, N.J.), India Trotter (Plantation, Fla.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);
MIDFIELDERS (8): Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Kacey White (Arlington, Texas), Angie Woznuk (El Cajon, Calif.);
FORWARDS (5): Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Natasha Kai (Kahuku, Hawaii), Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.).

Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Pia Sundhage Redondo Beach, Calif.
Asst. Coach: Jillian Ellis Los Angeles, Calif.
Asst. Coach: Erica Walsh State College, Pa.
GK Coach: Phil Wheddon Monroe, Conn.
Sports Science/
Fitness Coach:
Helena Andersson Orebro, Sweden
     

  
   
   
  
 

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