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Sermanni Names U.S. WNT Roster for October Matches against Australia and New Zealand


USA Will Face Australia on Oct. 20 in San Antonio and New Zealand on Oct. 27 in San Francisco and Oct. 30 in Columbus, Ohio

CHICAGO (Oct. 1, 2013) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Tom Sermanni has named a roster of 25 players who will be in with the U.S. WNT over various periods from Oct. 15-30. The USA plays three friendly matches, facing Australia on Oct. 20 in San Antonio (12:30 CT on NBC) and New Zealand on Oct. 27 in San Francisco (3:30 p.m. PT) and Oct. 30 in Columbus, Ohio (7:30 p.m. ET). Fans can also follow all the matches live online via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

Tickets for the match against Australia on Oct. 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, are on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout San Antonio (including many HEB and Walmart locations), as well as the Alamodome ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Tickets for the match against New Zealand on Oct. 27 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco go on sale to the public Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. PT through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout the Bay Area (including many Walmart and Chavez Supermarket locations). [Note: Tickets are not sold at Candlestick Park except on the day of the event.]

Tickets for the second leg on Oct. 30 against the Football Ferns at Columbus Crew Stadium are on sale through ussoccer.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at all Ticketmaster ticket centers throughout Central Ohio (including many Kroger stores), as well as the Crew Stadium ticket office (open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Groups of 20 or more may obtain an order form for any of the three games at ussoccer.com or by calling 312-528-1290.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster – Detailed Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Adrianna Franch (WNY Flash), Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (10): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Tyresö), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), Ali Krieger (Tyresö), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Leigh Ann Robinson (FC Kansas City), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Yael Averbuch (Göteborg), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-Germain), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Lyon)
FORWARDS (4): Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Tyresö), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

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