Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe just found out they are going to Sweden!
Actually, Abby roofs her chance against China on May 27 and everyone celebrates
U.S. WNT head coach Pia Sundhage will take 22 players to Sweden for two matches, against the Swedes on June 16 and against Japan on June 18.
Both games will be played at Stadium Örjans Vall in Halmstad, Sweden, about 90 miles south of Gothenburg.
The USA-Sweden match will kick off at 4 p.m. local (10 a.m. ET) and USA-Japan will kick off at 1 p.m. local (7 a.m. ET). Sweden and Japan will also meet on June 20 at Stadium Rambergsvallen in Gothenburg.
Sundhage will take the freshly-named 2012 Olympic Team plus the four alternates to the three-team Volvo Winners Cup. The U.S. team departs tomorrow for Sweden and will train for nine days before meeting the hosts for the second time this year. The countries played in the third-place match at the Algarve Cup with the Americans coming away with a 4-0 victory as Alex Morgan notched her first career hat trick and Abby Wambach added a goal.
The USA vs. Japan game will mark the third meeting of the year between the two 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup finalists with Japan coming away with 1 -0 victory at the Algarve Cup during group play while the teams tied 1-1 in Japan during the Kirin Challenge Cup at the beginning of April.
Here is the roster going to Sweden:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart, Jill Loyden, Hope SoloDEFENDERS (7): Rachel Buehler, Meghan Klingenberg, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez
FORWARDS (5): Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Abby Wambach
Olympic alternates in italics
Of course, the USA will meet Sundhage and Press in Sweden. Pia left for her home country right after the USA's 4-1 victory over China on May 27 and Press is currently plying her trade for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC of the Swedish First Division where she leads her team with 10 goals so far, putting her second in the league.