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One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories - WNT Trailer

ussoccer.com’s “One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories.” returns in Spring of 2015 with the Women’s National Team. Stay tuned for information about the full release schedule!

Rachel and Kristie’s Japan Adventure

For three months in the fall of 2014, U.S. WNT players Rachel Van Hollebeke and Kristie Mewis lived in Japan while playing for the Iga FC Kunoichi club. They went to Japan to get some great training and games, but left with an off-the-field life experience they will never forget.

Photo Gallery: WNT Training Camp Picks Up Intensity

Photos from the U.S. WNT's training sessions throughout Friday, Jan. 16. The WNT's January Camp runs through the end of the month before the team heads to Europe in early February for a pair of friendly matches against France on Feb. 8 in Lorient and against England on Feb. 13.

Ellis Names WNT Roster for January Camp at NTC

CHICAGO (Jan. 2, 2015) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 29 players for a 21-day training camp, running from Jan. 5-25 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California, that will kick off the USA’s Women’s World Cup year.

Ellis named all 24 players that were recently in Brazil for the International Tournament of Brasilia and has added several veterans in midfielder Shannon Boxx, defender Rachel Van Hollebeke and goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart, as well as midfielders Kristie Mewis and Allie Long. The camp begins an extensive schedule of training and matches in 2015 as Ellis and her staff work towards the naming of a 23-player roster for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which kicks off in Canada this June.

The U.S. WNT returns to international play with two matches in Europe; the first against France in Lorient on Feb. 8, followed by a meeting with England on Feb. 13 in Milton Keynes. The USA’s entire 2015 schedule for the run-up to the Women’s World Cup will be announced in the near future.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster By Position (Detailed Roster):
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (10): Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Samantha Mewis (UCLA), Heather O’Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)

Additional Notes:

  • Carli Lloyd led the USA in scoring in 2014 with 15 goals and was the MVP of the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying tournament.
  • Lloyd and Christen Press led the USA in games played in 2014, both seeing action in 23 out of the 24 total games. Lloyd started all 23 of her matches to lead the team.
  • Lloyd also led the USA in assists in 2014 with eight. Megan Rapinoe was second with seven.
  • Lauren Holiday was named the 2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year.
  • The roster includes two finalists for the 2014 MAC Hermann Trophy, awarded to the top player in college soccer, in Morgan Brian of the University of Virginia and Samantha Mewis of UCLA. Both have completed their college careers and should be high picks in the 2015 NWSL Draft. Brian was also the 2014 U.S. Soccer Young Female Athlete of the Year.
  • Rachel Van Hollebeke and Kristie Mewis, both of whom have been in Japan playing with Iga FC Kunoichi, return to the U.S. roster for the first time since a pair of September matches against Mexico. Van Hollebeke is recovering from a nagging calf injury and will join camp as soon as she is ready for training.
  • Nicole Barnhart, Shannon Boxx and Allie Long also return for the first time since September.

Ellis Names 28 Players to U.S. WNT Training Camp Roster Prior to Matches Against Mexico

CHICAGO (Aug. 29, 2014) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named 28 players for a training camp prior to two matches against Mexico, on Sept. 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and on Sept. 18 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York.

The Sept. 13 kickoff time has changed to 7:30 p.m. MT and the game is live on ussoccer.com (TICKETS). The Sept. 18 match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN (TICKETS). Fans can also follow the U.S. WNT on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt and @ussoccer_esp.

This will be the first extended training period Ellis has had with the team since she was officially named the head coach on May 16. It will also be the final camp and matches before she names a 20-player roster that will attempt to qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup at the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship being held in Kansas City, Kansas; Bridgeview, Illinois; Washington, D.C.; and Chester, Pennsylvania, from Oct. 15-26.

“Obviously as a coaching staff in the international arena, you are delighted when you can get a large group of players together for an extended period,” said Ellis. “It’s no secret that the battle for spots on the qualifying roster will be extremely competitive and we’re looking forward to the training environment and two tough games against a Mexico team that we will likely see again during the CONCACAF Championship.”

Sydney Leroux, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan

Twenty-nine players have represented the USA in international competition this year and 25 of them were invited to this camp along with midfielder Shannon Boxx and goalkeepers Nicole Barnhart and Alyssa Naeher, all of whom have yet to see action for the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2014.

The majority of the roster will begin training in Salt Lake City on Sept. 5 with the eight players who are playing in the NWSL Championship Game this weekend getting a few extra days off. Seattle Reign FC and FC Kansas City players will arrive on Sept. 8. Midfielder Morgan Brian, the lone non-professional on the roster, will arrive into camp on Sept. 7 after completing her weekend games with the University of Virginia.

Goalkeeper Hope Solo will likely get a shot to break the USA’s all-time shutout record in one of the matches against Mexico. She is currently tied with former U.S. great Briana Scurry at 71 career shutouts.

Additional Notes:

  • Jill Ellis will name 18 players to suit up for each of the matches.
  • The USA comes into the matches with an 8-2-3 record in 2014.
  • Twenty-seven of the 28 players named played in the NWSL this season.
  • The five U.S. strikers scored a combined 36 goals in the NWSL this season, although Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach missed significant parts of the season due to injury and Christen Press played in less than half the season’s matches after returning from Europe.
  • Should Christie Rampone play in both Mexico matches, her cap total would grow to 297, meaning she would have a chance to hit 300 during the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship in October. Kristine Lilly is the only other player in soccer history to play 300 or more times for their country.
  • Ali Krieger’s next cap will be her 50th, which would make her the 48th player in U.S. WNT history to reach 50 international appearances.
  • The USA is 27-1-1 all-time against Mexico.
  • Several U.S. players won NWSL postseason awards: Alyssa Naeher was the Goalkeeper of the Year, Becky Sauerbrunn was the Defender of the Year and Julie Johnston was the Rookie of the Year.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster By Position – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (10): Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

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.
Full name is Kristen Anne Mewis … Graduated with a degree in Human Development from the Lynch School of Education and minored in Communications … As a junior and sophomore, she was BC’s women’s Scholar-Athlete … Likes to go to the beach in the summer … Enjoys running in the rain, shopping and swimming … Also likes to surf the web for inspiring quotes … Mom attended Northeastern on a full basketball scholarship and has run a marathon … Dad played soccer at Fitchburg State College and has also run a few marathons … Younger sister Samantha plays for UCLA … Has volunteered for Special Olympics … Played three years of varsity basketball … Ran winter track her senior year and holds the 300- and 600-meter indoor track records at Whitman-Hanson … With her younger sister Samantha, they became the first sisters ever to represent the USA at a Women’s World Cup, playing together at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand and also at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany.A Hermann Trophy semifinalist and an NSCAA First-Team All-America selection as a senior at Boston College ... Named to the All-ACC First-Team ... Finished her senior season with a career-high 16 goals and 12 assists for a career-high 44 points ... The 16 goals made her the second Boston College player to ever tally 16 goals in a single season ... The 44 points were one point off the single-season program record ... She ended her college career with 39 goals and 28 assists, with nine game-winning goals, making her Boston College’s all-time leading scorer with 106 total points ... Opened her senior season with a nine-game scoring streak, second to her personal and program record of 11 games that she accomplished in 2010 ... Was the second player in program history to register a goal in five straight games ... As a junior in 2011 she was named the Eagle’s Offensive Team MVP and was an NSCAA Third-Team All-American .. Earned NSCAA Southeast Regional First-Team honors and was an All-ACC First-Team selection … Named to the Soccer America MVP second team … Led the team in scoring with eight goals and six assists for 22 points ... As a sophomore in 2010 she was named New England Soccer News Player of the Year and was an All-ACC First-Team selection ... Member of Soccer America MVP’s First Team and was an NSCAA First-Team All-American … Was also named to the All-ACC Tournament First Team … Started all 25 games on the season … Led the ACC in shots with 101 … First on the team in assists with 14, which tied for the ACC lead … Ranked seventh in the ACC and was second on the team in goals with 10 … Set a BC record by recording a goal or assist in 11 consecutive games … Had an excellent freshman season in 2009 … Played and started in 23 games and tied for fourth on the team in scoring with five goals and six assists ... Played midfield and filled in on defense due to injuries ... Earned a spot on the All-ACC Freshman team ... Scored her first career goal in a 5-0 win against Brown ... Had two goals and three assists against ACC competition ... Was second on the team in shots taken with 72 … Attended Whitman Hanson Regional High School where she scored 74 goals (including 34 as a junior) with 34 assists … Team captain as a junior and a senior … A three-time NSCAA All-American, three time All-New England and All-Massachusetts Team honoree and a three-time Eastern Massachusetts Girls Soccer Association Div. 1 First-Team All-Star ... A 2009 Parade All-American … Was also the 2008 NSCAA Youth Player of the Year … An Atlantic Coast League All-Star … A member of the Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic Team … Only played in a few high school games as a senior due to National Team commitments.
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