WNT Jan 9, 2011
The USA's 25-player camp that opened today features three players who received their first-ever call-ups to the full team. All played in a youth Women's World Cup for the USA and all are at different stages of their careers. Jordan Angeli (U-20s in Russia '06) had an excellent season with the Boston Breakers during her rookie year, scoring seven goals, second only to Kelly Smith. Meghan Klingenberg (U-20s in Chile '08), who finished her senior season at UNC this past fall, is likely to be a high draft pick in the WPS in a few days while Kristie Mewis (U-20s in Germany '10) completed her sophomore season at Boston College last fall. She was the U.S. Soccer 2008 Young Female Athlete of the Year. All will be looking to make their first WNT roster for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament, but at the least, play well enough to get future call-ups in this crucial Women's World Cup year.
Meghan Klingenberg, playing outside back, was one of the top players on the team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Jordan Angeli was one of the revelations of the WPS season. Only three Americans scored more goals.
Kristie Mewis is one of the best teenage players in the world, excelling at two FIFA youth Women's World Cups. She turns 20 in February.