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Meg Morris Replaces Tiffany McCarty on 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Roster

UNC-bound Defender Will Add Depth to Back Line

CHICAGO (July 6, 2010) – U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has made a change to the 21-player roster that will represent the USA at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup being held from July 13-Aug. 1 in four German cities.

Ellis has added defender Meg Morris of Montclair, N.J. in place of forward Tiffany McCarty, who had to be replaced due to a medical issue. This is the second change Ellis has made since announcing the 21-player roster in late May. She also earlier added 2009-2010 Gatorade National Girls’ High School Player of the Year Mollie Pathman.

Morris, a gritty marker and tackler, is a versatile player who has committed to attend the University of North Carolina this coming fall. She has seen most of her 2010 national team action with the U.S. U-18s and is the only player on the USA’s World Cup roster who is uncapped at the U-20 level.

The USA will open the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup against Ghana on July 14 before facing Switzerland on July 17, with both games taking place at the Rudolf-Harbig Stadium in Dresden, a newly built 27,000-seat venue that will also host games of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The U.S. team will then travel to Bielefeld for its final group match at the recently renovated 28,000-seat U-20 Women’s World Cup Stadium, where the Americans will conclude group play on July 21 against the Korea Republic.