The eight-team CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament that will send the top three finishers to World Cup will be held from January 9-19, 2014, in the Cayman Islands.
U.S. head coach Michelle French has called up 27 players for the event, which includes six goalkeepers, but not Jane Campbell, the starter for the 2012 U.S. U-17 Women’s World Cup Team, who like several regular call-ups, is currently committed to summer school.French, an All-American at the University of Portland and an Olympic silver medalist for the USA, will test her squad in scrimmages against two National Women’s Soccer League teams during the camp, taking on both the Seattle Reign and the Portland Thorns.
Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, are age-eligible for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. French has called up 16 players born in 1994 and 10 players born in 1995.
Only two players on the roster are not currently in college or headed to their freshman year this fall. Those are forward Lindsey Horan, the teams’ only professional player, who scored 17 times for Paris Saint-Germain in the French First Division this year, and midfielder Andi Sullivan, who just finished her junior year of high school.
U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (6): Kaela Little (Notre Dame; Tulsa, Okla.), Cassie Miller (Florida State; Cave Creek, Ariz.), Kate Peters (Carmel United; Greenfield, Ind.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Morgan Stearns (Virginia; San Antonio, Texas), Andi Tostanoski (Santa Clara; Colorado Springs, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (8): Mandy Freeman (USC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Hanna Gardner (North Carolina; Chapel Hill, N.C.), Lauren Kaskie (UCLA; Las Vegas, Nev.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Kayla Mills (USC; West Covina, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Arlington Heights, Ill.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Ryan Walker (Stanford; Oakland; Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame, N.H.), Isabel Farrell (Washington; Bellevue, Wash.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.), Danielle Weatherholt (Santa Clara; Capistrano Beach, Calif.), Allison Wetherington (Portland; Acworth, Ga.)
FORWARDS (7): Cameron Castleberry (North Carolina; Raleigh, N.C.), Hayley Dowd (Boston College; Peabody, Mass.), Jamie Fink (USC; Calabasas, Calif.), Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain; Golden, Colo.), Summer Lanter (Lee University; Soddy-Daisy, Tenn.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Springs, Md.) Crystal Thomas (Notre Dame; Elgin, Ill.)