WNT Feb 13, 2013
U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni has named the 18 players that will suit up against Scotland on Wed., Feb. 13 for the match at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. The match will kick off at 7 p.m. CT and fans can watch the game live on ussoccer.com via a video webstream as well as follow along on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and on Twitter at ussoccer_WNT.
Here is the 18 player roster for Sermanni’s second game in charge:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 21-Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign)
DEFENDERS (6): 19-Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), 27-Crystal Dunn (UNC), 28-Whitney Engen (Liverpool FC), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 7-Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), 12-Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), 17-Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-German), 16-Lori Lindsey (Washington Spirit), 10-Carli Lloyd (Western NY Flash), 9-Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Olympique Lyonnais)
FORWARDS (3): 14-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 22-Christen Press (Tyresö FF), 20-Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)
U.S. Roster Notes:
· U.S. forward Alex Morgan will not suit up for the match. Morgan’s ankle injury that she suffered against Scotland last Saturday is fine – she trained on Monday and Tuesday -- but the coaching staff will hold her out for precautionary reasons as the squad will depart for the always competitive Algarve Cup in Portugal less than two weeks after this match.
· U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, who was held out of the first Scotland game on Feb. 9 due to a minor calf strain, is fine and is available for selection.
· Midfielder Megan Rapinoe and defender Rachel Buehler, both of whom arrived late into training camp and did not suit up against Scotland on Feb. 9, were named the game day roster and are available to play.
· Defender Crystal Dunn, a member of the U.S. team that won the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan and the winner of the 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy as college soccer’s top player for North Carolina this past season, was named to the game day roster and could get her first senior team cap. Dunn is the only college player on the game day roster. She has one year of eligibility remaining at UNC.
· Defender Whitney Engen, who is currently playing for Liverpool FC in England, was named to the game day roster and has a chance to earn her third cap.
· Midfielder Lori Lindsey, an alternate on the Olympic Team, who did not suit up on Feb. 9, will suit up tomorrow.
· Provided she plays, the match will be the 200th cap for U.S. forward Abby Wambach.