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Hope Solo Will Not Attend Women's National Team Camp as She Continues on Dancing With the Stars

CHICAGO (Nov. 9, 2011) – Hope Solo will not attend the U.S. Women’s National Team camp prior to the match against Sweden due to her participation on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Val Henderson, Philadelphia Independence and former U.S. Under-23 goalkeeper, will replace Solo in Phoenix, Ariz.

The popular goalkeeper, along with professional dancing partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, is now among the final four competitors. Solo was asked to compete in the 13th season of Dancing With the Stars following the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where the U.S. reached the final but lost in a penalty shootout to Japan.

Solo will return to training with the USA for the team's extended camp in December as the squad gets ready for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver, B.C. in January.

Henderson played very well last season in place of Women’s World Cup Team goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart while she was in Germany, starting nine games and allowing just 0.89 goals per game. Henderson was the USA’s starting goalkeeper at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Russia.

Head coach Pia Sundhage called 30 players into the training camp, which began on Monday, Nov. 9, and will continue until the women face the Sweden Women’s National Team on Nov. 19.

More than 12,000 tickets have already been sold for the match, which will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. The game will set a record for the largest attendance at a Women’s National Team contest in Arizona.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position - Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (Philadelphia Independence), Ashlyn Harris (Western New York Flash), Val Henderson (Philadelphia Independence), Jill Loyden(magicJack)
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Boston Breakers), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Whitney Engen (Western New York Flash), Meghan Klingenberg (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (FFC Frankfurt), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Atlanta Beat), Christie Rampone (magicJack), Becky Sauerbrunn (magicJack)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Yael Averbuch (Western New York Flash), Brittany Bock (Western New York Flash), Shannon Boxx (magicJack), Becky Edwards (Western New York Flash), Tobin Heath (Sky Blue FC), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Atlanta Beat), Kelley O’Hara (Boston Breakers), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (magicJack), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown), Keelin Winters (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (5): Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (magicJack)



Irwin Names U.S. Under-23 WNT Nordic Cup Roster

CHICAGO (July 9, 2008) - U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach Bill Irwin has named 18 players to the roster that will travel to Falun, Sweden, on July 11 for the 2008 Nordic Cup tournament, being held from July 15-21. The U.S. roster features numerous players with extensive U.S. Youth National Team experience, four who have earned caps with the full U.S. Women’s National Team and seven players who have appeared for the USA in a FIFA youth world championship.

The USA has competed in the Nordic Cup for the last 14 years, which is held in Northern Europe every summer, during which time it has become the focus of the USA’s oldest Youth National Team.

After winning its first Nordic Cup in 1997 (over Norway), the USA has won an amazing nine out of the last 11 Nordic Cups including seven in a row from 1999-2005, before falling in 2006 in the championship game to Germany. The U.S. recaptured the title last year under Irwin, pounding Germany, 4-0, in the title game. The USA won the last Nordic Cup contested in Sweden in 2004, defeating Norway, 4-1, in the final.

The Nordic Cup features eight teams and two groups followed by placement matches. The USA was drawn into Group B, where it will face Switzerland, England and Norway. Group A features host Sweden, Germany, Finland the full National Team of Scotland.

The American women open play against Switzerland on July 15 in Borlange before taking on England on July 17 in Borlange. The team will finished group play against Norway on July 19 in Famas. The placement matches are on July 21. All the matches are near Falun, which is 120 miles northwest of Stockholm.

Irwin’s roster features six players who helped the USA win last year’s Nordic Cup in Finland, led by defender Becky Sauerbrunn and midfielder Tina DiMartino, both of whom earned caps for the full National Team at the Four Nations Tournament in China last January. Midfielder India Trotter, who spent the first six months of this year training with the full WNT, and midfielder Yael Averbuch, both have two caps for the senior side.

“We have players who have won the Nordic Cup and played in Youth World Championships,” said Irwin. “We’ve had some excellent international matches this year leading into this tournament and some success against European teams, but we will look to the experienced players to lead this team in Sweden. We are expecting mature and consistent performances from our team with four matches in seven days.”

Irwin’s squad has gone 4-1-1 in international matches in 2008, all against European countries.

Sauerbrunn, Averbuch, midfielder Meghan Schnur and forward Kerri Hanks, who won the Hermann Trophy in 2006 at Notre Dame, played for the USA at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup in Thailand. Hanks also played for the U.S. team that won the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup in Canada. DiMartino, goalkeeper Val Henderson and defender Nikki Krzysik played for the USA at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Russia. Henderson was named to the FIFA All-Star Team in that tournament.

Seven players on the roster have previous Nordic Cup experience, led by goalkeeper Cori Alexander, who will be attending her third consecutive Nordic Cup. Forward Kiki Bosio, who scored twice in last year’s Nordic Cup, is one of five additional players who were in Finland last year. The group also includes DiMartino, Krzysik, Sauerbrunn and forward Ella Masar.

The youngest player selected is 18-year-old midfielder Katy Frierson who will attend Auburn as a freshman this fall.

Many current full Women’s National Team players have participated in the Nordic Cup. At last year’s tournament were defender Rachel Buehler, a member of the USA’s 2008 Olympic Team, and defender Ali Krieger, who was named as alternate to the Olympic Team.

“As always, playing with the U-23s and traveling to the Nordic Cup is a chance for these players to show that they have the talent to make the jump to the full team,” said Irwin. “With the new pro league on the horizon, and the next Women’s World Cup three years away, this tournament is extremely valuable for these players. Some of them have seen time with the National Team but haven’t quite broken in. This is their chance to show that they can perform in a difficult tournament competition.”

Age eligible players for the 2008 Nordic Cup are those born on or after January 1, 1985.

Fourteen different colleges are represented on this year’s Nordic Cup roster, with UCLA and Virginia having two each while three players from Santa Clara made the squad.

2008 Nordic Cup Schedule - Sweden
July 15-21, 2008


Group A: Sweden, Scotland, Germany, Finland
Group B: USA, Switzerland, Norway, England

Tuesday, July 15
Group A: Sweden vs. Scotland
Group A: Germany vs. Finland
Group B: USA vs. Switzerland
Group B: Norway vs. England

Thursday, July 17
Group A: Finland vs. Sweden
Group A: Scotland vs. Germany
Group B: USA vs. England
Group B: Switzerland vs. Norway

Thursday, July 19
Group A: Sweden vs. Germany
Group A: Scotland vs. Finland
Group B: USA vs. Norway
Group B: England vs. Switzerland

Monday, July 21
7th Place Match
5th Place Match
3rd Place Match
Championship Match

U.S. UNDER-23 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
2008 NORDIC CUP ROSTER

Players Pos. Ht. DOB Hometown School

U-23 Caps/Goals

Abegg, Marissa D 5-7 03/14/87 Lake Oswego, Ore. Stanford

6/0

Alexander, Cori GK 5-10 05/06/85 Martinez, Calif. Portland

4

Averbuch, Yael M 5-11 11/03/86 Upper Montclair, N.J. UNC

6/1

Bosio, Kiki F 5-7 11/03/87 Mission Viejo, Calif. Santa Clara

10/3

DiMartino, Tina M 5-3 01/06/86 Massapequa, N.Y. UCLA

5/2

Frierson, Katy M 5-5 04/08/90 Homewood, Ala. Auburn

0/0

Hanks, Kerri F 5-7 09/02/85 Allen, Texas Notre Dame

4/0

Henderson, Val GK 5-7 04/19/86 Orinda, Calif. UCLA

10

Klein, Brittany M 5-3 10/29/86 Arcadia, Calif. Santa Clara

6/0

Krzysik, Nikki D 5-7 05/23/87 Clifton, N.J. Virginia

7/0

Larkin, Katie F 5-5 03/19/87 Draper, Utah BYU

3/0

Maser, Ella F 5-5 04/03/86 Urbana, Ill. Illinois

4/0

Moore, Kasey D 5-8 08/03/87 Mission Viejo, Calif. Texas

5/0

Quinn, Lorraine M 5-2 08/14/86 Farmingdale, N.Y. Duke

1/0

Reynolds, Katherine D 5-8 09/14/87 Medina, Wash. Santa Clara

0/0

Sauerbrunn, Becky D 5-7 06/06/85 St. Louis, Mo. Virginia

9/0

Schnur, Meghan M 5-6 04/16/85 Storrs, Conn. UConn

0/0

Trotter, India M 5-8 03/10/85 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Florida State

0/0



U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cori Alexander (Portland), Val Henderson (UCLA)
DEFENDERS (5): Marissa Abegg (Stanford), Nikki Krzysik (Virginia), Kasey Moore (Texas), Katherine Reynolds (Santa Clara), Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Yael Averbuch (UNC), Tina DiMartino (UCLA), Katy Frierson (Auburn), Brittany Klein (Santa Clara), Lorraine Quinn (Duke), Meghan Schnur (Uconn), India Trotter (Florida State)
FORWARDS (4): Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Katie Larkin (BYU), Ella Masar (Illinois)

U.S. Under-21 WNT Heads Into Portland Training Camp In Advance of 2007 Nordic Cup in Finland

CHICAGO (June 5, 2007) -- U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team head coach Bill Irwin will bring 24 players to a training camp in Portland, Oregon, from June 6-13 in what will be the final camp before he chooses the 2007 U.S. Nordic Cup Team, which will travel to Vassa, Finland, from July 12-25 for the annual Nordic Cup tournament.

Held in Northern Europe every summer, the USA has competed in the tournament for well more than a decade, as it has become the focus of the USA’s oldest youth national team during its six-month run-up to the prestigious competition. In respond to FIFA moving oldest FIFA world championship for women from Under-19 to Under-20, this year the Nordic Cup moves from an Under-21 competition to an Under-23 tournament (it was staged as a U-20 event from 1990-1997) and Irwin will bring an 18-player roster featuring a mixture of U-21 and older players to Finland.

The USA has won eight Nordic Cup titles, including seven in a row before falling last year in the championship game to Germany. The USA won the last Nordic Cup contested in Finland in 2002, defeating Germany, 3-1 in the final.

While the Nordic Cup has long featured eight teams and three group games followed by a placement match, this year’s format calls for two group games and then a placement match, giving the USA little room for error in the first round to earn a berth to the title game, which will pit the winners of Group A, featuring England, Finland and Germany, and Group B, which will feature Norway, Sweden and the USA.
The American women open with Norway on July 18 in Närpiö, followed by the match against Sweden on July 22 in Vaasa. The placement matches are on July 24. All the matches are in and around Vassa on the west coast of Finland right on the Gulf of Bothnia.

Irwin’s Portland training camp roster features seven players who competed for the USA at the 2006 U-20 Women’s World Championship in Russia, and several other players with extensive youth National Team experience, including defenders Kendall Fletcher (14 U-21 caps), Manya Maksoki (19 U-21 caps) and Rachel Buehler (14 U-21 caps), and midfielder Sarah Huffman (22 U-21 caps), all of whom played on the USA’s 2002 U-19 team that won the first FIFA youth world championship.

“This roster is close to the team we will be taking to Finland, but there are several players not in camp that are in running and several players coming to Portland trying to show they deserve a spot on the final 18-player roster,” said Irwin. “We’ve had some good preparation this year with matches in England and Germany, as well as the tournament in Alabama, and this group is highly motivated to go to Europe and win back the Nordic Cup.”

Irwin has three attacking players who showed to be among the best in the world in their age group during their FIFA world championship experience.

Midfielder Angie Woznuk was one of the stars of the U.S. team that finished third in the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship in Thailand. She won the Silver Ball as the second most outstanding player and the Bronze Boot as the third leading scorer in the tournament. Forward Megan Rapinoe scored three times for the USA in Thailand and forward Danesha Adams won the Bronze Ball as the third most outstanding player at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship in Russia. All three have a smattering of caps for the full Women’s National Team.

After winning its first Nordic Cup in 1997 (over Norway in Denmark), the USA has won an amazing eight out of the last 10 Nordic Cups, and seven in a row from 1999-2005. Age eligible players for the 2007 Nordic Cup are those born on or after January 1, 1984.

2007 Nordic Cup Schedule- Finland - July 18-24, 2007

Group A: Finland, England and Germany
Group B: USA, Norway and Sweden

Wednesday, July 18
Group A: Finland vs. England at Hietalahti Stadium, Vaasa
Group B: USA vs. Norway at Närpiö

Friday, July 20
Group A: England vs. Germany at Seinäjoki
Group B: Norway vs. Sweden at Vöyri

Sunday, July 22.
Group A: Germany vs. Finland at Lapua
Group B: Sweden vs. USA at Kaarle Stadium, Vaasa

Tuesday, July 24
Fifth Place Match at Sepänkylä
Third Place Match at Kaarle Stadium, Vaasa
Championship Match at Hietalahti Stadium, Vaasa



Coaching Staff:
Head Coach:                 Bill Irwin                                        Portland, Ore.
Asst. Coach:                  Dean Duerst                                Middleton, Wis.
GK Coach:                     Everton Edwards                         Miami, Fla.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Kelsey Davis (Portland), Joanna Haig (Louisville), Val Henderson (UCLA)
DEFENDERS (8): Marisa Abegg (Stanford), Rachel Buehler (Stanford), Kendall Fletcher (UNC), Nikki Krzysik (Virginia), Stephanie Logterman (Texas), Manya Makoski (Arizona State), Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia), Sarah Wagenfuhr (Florida State)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara), Jen Buczkowski (Notre Dame), Sarah Huffman (Virginia), Kara Kabellis (Wisconsin), Ali Krieger (Penn State), Elisabeth Redmond (Duke), Lisa Sara (Portland), Angie Woznuk (Portland)
FORWARDS (5): Danesha Adams (UCLA), Kelsey Carpenter (Texas), Whitney Engen (UNC), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Megan Rapinoe (Portland)

U-21 WNT Heads to Manchester, England for Three Matches

CHICAGO (March 5, 2007) - The U.S. Under-21 Women’s National Team will travel to England March 9 through the 18 for its first matches abroad since the 2006 Nordic Cup in Norway. U.S. head coach Bill Irwin will bring 18 players over the pond for three matches against top English clubs as the USA will square off against Blackburn on March 13, Everton on March 14 and Leeds on March 15, which features at least seven England internationals including several first-choice players. The U.S. team will also get the rare treat of taking in a Manchester United match at Old Trafford as the Red Devils take on Bolton Wanders on March 17. Nine players on the roster were members of the U.S. team that played at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship, where the team finished in fourth place. Irwin played 17 years of professional soccer, including eight seasons in England with Cardiff City, winning several Welsh Cups, and played in the European Cup Winner’s Cup competition, before moving to the United States in 1978 where he played seven seasons in the NASL.

U-21 WNT Schedule
Date            Opponent
March 13     Blackburn Ladies
March 14     Everton Ladies
March 15     Leeds Ladies

U-21 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kelsey Davis (Portland), Val Henderson (UCLA);
DEFENDERS (6): Jordan Angeli (Santa Clara), Marian Dalmy (Santa Clara), Nikki Krzysik (Virgina), Stephanie Logterman (Texas), Meghan Schnur (UConn), Brittany Taylor (UConn)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Brittany Bock (Notre Dame), Tina DiMartino (UCLA), Ali Krieger (Penn State), Amanda Poach (Santa Clara), Kylee Rossi (Tennesee)
FORWARDS (5): Amanda Cinalli (Notre Dame), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Ella Masar (Illinois), Amy Rodriguez (USC), Michele Weissenhofer (Notre Dame)

U.S. Women Kick Off World Cup Year with January Training Camp

CHICAGO (January 2, 2007) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Greg Ryan will bring 28 players to The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., for a five-day training camp from Jan. 11-15, preceding the team’s trip to China for the 2007 Four Nations Tournament.

Following the camp, Ryan will name a 20-player roster for the prestigious tournament that features four of the top-12 teams in the world, including top-ranked Germany, as well as England (12), China (9) and the USA (2). All four teams will return to China from Sept. 10-30, for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.

This will be the sixth time the USA has traveled to China in January for the Four Nations Tournament, an annual competition that always features four of the strongest teams in the world. The USA also participated in 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006, taking top honors four times, winning in every year but 2002.

The Four Nations in 1998 saw the U.S. women return to China for the first time since winning the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup there. When the Americans touch down in southeastern China in mid-January, it will mark the seventh time in the last 10 years they will have traveled to China, which includes a trip in 2001 that featured two exhibitions against the Steel Roses.

The USA will open the tournament on Jan. 26 against long-time rival Germany as the world’s top two women’s soccer teams clash. The USA will then play England on Jan. 28 and finish the tournament against host China on Jan. 30. The USA will play all three matches in Guangzhou, a bustling metropolis in Southeast China. Stadiums and kickoff times have yet to be finalized.

With several U.S. veterans not participating in the January training camp or the Four Nations Tournament - including the USA’s top two scorers from 2006 in Abby Wambach and Kristine Lilly - the trip to China will be an excellent opportunity for several young forwards to show their talents.

Ryan will bring eight forwards to training camp, the two most experienced being 2004 Olympians Heather O’Reilly (22 years old) and Lindsay Tarpley (23). Also called-up were Natasha Kai (23), who burst onto the international scene last year to score six goals in her first 17 matches, and 19-year-old Lauren Cheney, a member of the U.S. team that played in the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship in Russia. Cheney, who has yet to earn a cap on the senior level, scored 21 goals in all matches for the U.S. U-20s in 2006 and followed that up with a spectacular freshman year at UCLA, where she scored 19 goals and helped lead the Bruins to the NCAA Final Four.

Also earning call-ups were 2006 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy winner Kerri Hanks of Notre Dame, a member of both U.S. teams that played in the 2002 and 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship, and Casey Nogueira, a reserve on the 2006 U-20 World Championship squad who came up big as a freshman for the UNC Tar Heels in the NCAA Final Four, scoring in both the semifinal and championship games. Rounding out the of forwards are former Santa Clara star Megan Kakadelas, a member of the USA’s 2002 U-19 World Championship winners, and former Penn State star Tiffany Weimer.

With veteran Aly Wagner not at this camp, young players will also have a chance to shine in the midfield. Joining 2006 Residency Camp members Angela Hucles, Joanna Lohman, Marci Miller, Carli Lloyd and Leslie Osborne (whose play at defensive midfield in place of the injured Shannon Boxx earned her a nomination for U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year), are a trio of young midfielders who distinguished themselves at the U-20 and college levels in 2006. Leading the way are Brittany Bock of Notre Dame and Tobin Heath of UNC, both of whom started for the U.S. U-20s in Russia, as well as 5-foot-10 Yael Averbuch, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 for UNC who scored a team-leading 16 goals last season. Heath, a midfielder most of her youth career, also played in the back for the U-20s.

Boxx, who has started 58 games for the USA over the past four years, will re-join training camp as a non-rostered player, but only for light and non-contact work as she continues to rehabilitate a torn ACL suffered last July.

The camp will also bring Nogueira and Heath together for the first time in a WNT training camp. The duo famously starred together in “Ball Tricks Battle,” one of ussoccer.com’s best-ever all_access videos (watch). Nogueira, who graduated from high school a year early to attend UNC, is the youngest player in camp and won’t turn 18 until February 23.

On the back line, veteran Christie Rampone will not be in camp, but the USA still has a slew of experienced defenders in Kate Markgraf, Cat Whitehill, Heather Mitts and Lori Chalupny. Young defenders Tina Frimpong, Stephanie Lopez (who captained the USA in Russia) and India Trotter all got excellent experience during the 2006 Residency Training Camp. Hard-nosed Stanford defender Rachel Buehler, a starter for the USA in both the 2002 and 2004 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championships, gets her second call-up to the WNT, while Penn State sophomore Sheree Gray, a flank midfielder on the 2004 U-19 team, earns her first.

Whitehill, who scored a career-high five goals from the back in 2006, is sitting on 99 caps and, should she make the roster, could make her historic 100th international appearance vs. Germany. At 24 years, 350 days, she would become the fifth youngest player ever to earn a 100th cap for the USA. Only Cindy Parlow, Mia Hamm, Lorrie Fair and Lilly (in that order) would have been younger.

In goal, U.S. veterans Hope Solo and Briana Scurry lead the way, while UCLA junior Val Henderson, who earned a spot on the FIFA All-Star Team last summer in Russia, will see action in her first-ever WNT training camp.

The U.S. training camp roster is filled with youth (it averages just 23 years of age) and features just seven players who were members of the USA’s 2004 Olympic gold medal-winning team. Eleven of the players have yet to earn a cap for the USA, and Trotter has just one.

Ryan called in four players from 2006 NCAA champion North Carolina in O’Reilly, Averbuch, Heath and Nogueira, and two players from runner-up Notre Dame in Hanks and Bock. Fifteen of the 28 players have played in a FIFA youth world championship for the USA, a major indication of the U-19/U-20 program’s impact on the senior team.

2007 Four Nations Tournament Schedule

Date Match-up City
Jan. 26 China vs. England Guangzhou, China
Jan. 26 USA vs. Germany Guangzhou, China
     
Jan. 28 China vs. Germany Guangzhou, China
Jan. 28 USA vs. England Guangzhou, China
     
Jan. 30 Germany vs. England Guangzhou, China
Jan. 30 USA vs. China Guangzhou, China
     

UNITED STATES WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
Training Camp Roster
Jan. 11-15, 2007
The Home Depot Center – Carson, Calif.

Player Pos. Ht. DOB Hometown College Caps/Goals
Averbuch, Yael M 5-10  11/03/86  Upper Montclair, N.J. UNC   0/0
Bock, Brittany M 5-7  04/11/87  Naperville, Ill. Notre Dame 0/0
Buehler, Rachel D 5-5   08/26/85  Del Mar, Calif. Stanford  0/0
Cheney, Lauren F 5-8  09/30/87  Indianapolis, Ind. UCLA   0/0
Chalupny, Lori D 5-4  01/29/84  St. Louis, Mo. UNC   29/2
Frimpong, Tina D 5-9  05/20/82  Vancouver, Wash. Washington  17/0
Gray, Sheree D 5-2  12/12/85  Toms River, N.J. Penn State 0/0
Hanks, Kerri F 5-6  09/03/85  Allen, Texas Notre Dame 0/0
Heath, Tobin M 5-6  05/29/88  Basking Ridge, N.J. UNC   0/0
Henderson, Val GK 5-7  04/19/86  Orinda, Calif. UCLA   0/0
Hucles, Angela M 5-7  07/05/78  Virginia Beach, Va. Virginia  59/5
Kai, Natasha F 5-8  05/22/83  Kahuku, Hawaii Hawaii    17/6
Kakadelas, Megan F 5-9  07/26/83  Carlsbad, Calif. Santa Clara 0/0
Lloyd, Carli M 5-8  07/16/82  Delran, N.J. Rutgers   21/1
Lohman, Joanna M 5-5  06/26/82  Silver Spring, Md. Penn State 7/0
Lopez, Stephanie D 5-6  04/03/86  Elk Grove, Calif. Portland  9/0
Markgraf, Kate D 5-7  08/23/76  Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Notre Dame 153/0
Miller, Marci M 5-7  12/04/75  St. Charles, Ill. SMU   13/0
Mitts, Heather D 5-5   06/09/78  Cincinnati, Ohio Florida   63/2
Nogueira, Casey F 5-6  02/23/89  Cedarburg, Wis. UNC   0/0
O’Reilly, Heather F 5-5  01/02/85  East Brunswick, N.J. UNC   51/8
Osborne, Leslie M 5-8  05/27/83  Brookfield, Wis. Santa Clara 30/2
Scurry, Briana GK 5-8  09/07/71  Dayton, Minn. UMass   158
Solo, Hope GK 5-9  07/30/81  Richland, Wash.  Washington  37
Tarpley, Lindsay F 5-6  09/22/83  Kalamazoo, Mich. UNC   58/13
Trotter, India D 5-8  03/10/85  Plantation, Fla. Florida State 1/0
Weimer, Tiffany F 5-4  12/05/83  North Haven, Conn. Penn State 0/0
Whitehill, Cat D 5-5   02/10/82    Birmingham, Ala. UNC   99/11
             

GOALKEEPERS (3): Val Henderson (Orinda, Calif.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Del Mar, Calif.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash.), Sheree Gray (Toms River, N.J.), Stephanie Lopez (Elk Grove, Calif.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati, Ohio), India Trotter (Plantation, Fla.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);
MIDFIELDERS (8): Yael Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Brittany Bock (Naperville, Ill.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Joanna Lohman (Silver Spring, Md.), Marci Miller (St. Charles, Ill.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.) ;
FORWARDS (8): Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Kerri Hanks (Allen, Texas), Natasha Kai (Kahuku, Hawaii), Megan Kakadelas (Carlsbad, Calif.), Casey Nogueira (Cedarburg, Wis.), Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Tiffany Weimer (North Haven, Conn.) 

Team Staff:
Head Coach: Greg Ryan - Colorado Springs, Colo.
Asst. Coach: Bret Hall - St. Charles, Ill.
Asst. Coach: Billy McNicol - Huntington Beach, Calif.
GK Coach: Phil Wheddon - Monroe, Conn.
General Manager: Nils Krumins - Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Team Physician: Dr. Scott Powell - Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Sports Psych. Consultant: Dr. Colleen Hacker - Tacoma, Wash.
Medical Trainer: Julie O’Connell - Chicago, Ill.
Medical Trainer: Greg Banks - Charleston, S.C.
Massage Therapist: Scott Street - Atlanta, Ga.
Massage Therapist: Jarrod Fritz - Charleston, S.C.
Equipment Manager: Jeanine Avila - West Covina, Calif.
Team Security: Mark Pharris - Atlanta, Ga.
Videographer: Noelle Jouglet - San Diego, Calif.
Press Officer: Aaron Heifetz - Cypress, Calif.
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