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Sermanni Names 24 Players to U.S. WNT Roster for Games vs. China PR in Commerce City, Colo., and San Diego

CHICAGO (March 25, 2014) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named 24 players to a training camp roster for the USA’s upcoming matches against China PR on April 6 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. (3 p.m. MT on ussoccer.com), and on April 10 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego (8 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Network). Fans can also follow both matches via Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

Tickets for the match in Colorado are on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-866-461-6556 or 303-534-6119 (Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. MT; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT), at all Dick’s Sporting Goods locations in Metro Denver, at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and the Pepsi Center box office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Tickets for the match in San Diego are on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the San Diego area (including many Walmart stores). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Qualcomm Stadium except on the day of the event.]

Twenty-two of the 24 players were with the USA at the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal. Sermanni added forward Katie Stengel, a former Wake Forest star, who was a member of the USA’s 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup championship team. Stengel was most recently with the U.S. Under-23 WNT for the Six Nations Tournament in La Manga, Spain, where she scored against Norway in the final match to help the USA secure the title. She becomes the seventh player from the 2012 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup champions to earn a call-up to the senior side.

Midfielder Lauren Holiday, the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League MVP, returns to the roster after missing the Algarve Cup due to a family commitment, but forward Alex Morgan and defender Crystal Dunn are still not sufficiently recovered from ankle injuries.

Sermanni will name 18 players to suit up for each of the two matches that will be the final international games before the start of the second season of the NWSL, which kicks off April 12.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster – (Detailed Roster)
GOALKEEPERS (3):
Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9):
Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Whitney Engen (Tyresö), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7):
Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-Germain), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Samantha Mewis (UCLA), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5):
Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Christen Press (Tyresö), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Katie Stengel (LA Blues), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

Additional Notes:

  • The match at Qualcomm Stadium will be a homecoming for defender Rachel Van Hollebeke (formerly Buehler) who grew up in Del Mar, Calif., north of San Diego and played her youth club soccer for the San Diego Surf. Van Hollebeke has played 111 times for the USA and in two Olympic Games and the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. She also represented the USA in the 2002 and 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Cups.
  • The USA has an all-time record of 30-8-12 against China PR.
  • Over the course of three months this year (February-March-April), China will have sent its Under-17, Under-20 and senior Women’s National Teams to the USA to play their respective age group teams.
  • Abby Wambach, Christen Press and Sydney Leroux are tied for the lead in goals this year as all have found the net four times. Press has one assist.
  • The U.S. team, which is ranked No. 1 in the latest FIFA Women’s World Rankings, is 4-2-1 in 2014 and has scored 23 goals while allowing seven.
  • China is 19th in the current FIFA Women’s World Rankings.
  • Seventeen of the players on the roster will start the 2014 NWSL season while three – Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars) and Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash) – will finish their UEFA Women’s Champions League run with Tyresö of Sweden before returning to the USA.
  • Two players with college eligibility were called up: Morgan Brian of Virginia (who is up to eight caps) and Samantha Mewis of UCLA, who earned her first two caps at the Algarve Cup. Both will be seniors this coming fall.
  • Midfielder Heather O’Reilly will be honored before the April 6 match in Colorado for earning her 200th career cap on March 12 vs. Korea DPR at the Algarve Cup.
  • If goalkeeper Hope Solo plays in both matches vs. China, she will hit 150 caps and become the 18th female player to hit that mark in U.S. Soccer history.
  • Midfield Carli Lloyd is two goals short of becoming the ninth player in U.S. history to score 50 or more international goals.
One of the top young prospects in the USA, she was the 2008 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year after an excellent performance at the 2008 FIFA U-17 women’s World Cup in New Zealand … 2012: Trained with full Women’s National Team, but did not play in a match … 2011: Was one of the youngest players training with the full WNT, but did not play in a match … Youth National Teams: Played three international matches for the U.S. U-23 WNT in 2011 … One of the top players on the USA’s 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Team in Germany, she played every minute of all four matches while scoring a goal with two assists … Scored against Switzerland … Played 15 international matches for the U-20s in 2010 and ended her U-20 career with 20 caps and five goals … The Boston native also scored both goals for the U.S. U-20s in a 2-2 tie with the Boston Breakers of WPS … A member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONACAF U-20 Women’s Championships in Guatemala to earn a berth to the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Played five games, starting three, and scored two goals, one each against Trinidad & Tobago and Costa Rica, with one assist … One of the leading scorers for the U-17s in 2008, she ended her U-17 international career with nine goals in 16 caps … One of the USA’s best players at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, she started five games in the tournament and scored two goals despite switching positions from flank midfielder to center midfielder in the first match … Helped lead the USA to the first FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Final where the team fell to Korea DPR in overtime, 2-1 … She won the Bronze Ball as the third-best player in the tournament … Was named the U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year in 2008 …Started all four games she played at the 2008 CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championships, scoring three goals with one assist, including a goal in the championship game against Costa Rica … Scored twice against Australia and twice against Germany at the Future Stars Tournament in January … Played for the U.S. U-16 Girls’ National Team in 2006 and 2007, playing against Holland, Germany and Brazil … Played for the U.S. U-15 Girls’ National Team in 2006 and was a member of the U.S. Soccer U-14 I.D. Camp in 2005. First cap: None. First goal: None.
The third overall pick in the 2013 NWSL College Draft by FC Kansas City … Youth: Played from U-10 through U-18 with the SC Scorpions … Won four State Cups with the Scorpions (U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18) and advanced to one Regional final with the U-14s.
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