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Heinrichs Names 20 Players to Face Ireland in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday

CHICAGO (Friday, June 13, 2003) - U.S. Women's National Team head coach April Heinrichs has named the 20-woman roster that will face Ireland tomorrow at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The match, which is the second part of a doubleheader with the Utah Blitzz of the USL's Pro Select League, will kickoff at 7 p.m. MT (9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT) and will be televised live on ESPN2.

Tickets ranging in price levels from $16 to $37 are on sale at, by phone at 801-325-SEAT (7328), or at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the Rice-Eccles Stadium Box Office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More than 15,000 tickets have already been sold.

The game is the second-to-last match for the U.S. women before Heinrichs chooses the 2003 Women's World Cup Team.  Heinrichs, who had a total of 23 players in Utah, released defender Kylie Bivens, goalkeeper Jaime Pagliarulo and midfielder Lindsay Tarpley from the roster.  Bivens (Atlanta Beat) and Pagliarulo (San Diego Spirit) will be available for their WUSA matches this weekend.  Tarpley is a rising sophomore at UNC.

Temperatures are forecast to soar into the low-90s tomorrow, but should be considerably cooler for the 7 p.m. kickoff on the FieldTurf surface at Rice-Eccles Stadium, home to the University of Utah football team.  It will be the first-ever game for the U.S. women on an artificial surface.

U.S. Women's National Team
International Friendly vs. Ireland
Rice-Eccles Field (Salt Lake City, Utah)
June 14, 2003 - 7 p.m. MT

1Scurry, BriannaG5'9"09/07/71Dayton, Minn.UMass/Atlanta117/0
2Fair, LorrieM5'3"08/05/78Los Altos, Calif.UNC/Philadelphia113/7
3Pearce, ChristieD5'6"06/24/75Pt. Pleasant, N.J.Monmouth/New York97/4
4Reddick, CatD5'5"02/10/82Birmingham, Ala.North Carolina/--31/1
5Roberts, TiffanyM5'3"05/05/77San Ramon, Calif.North Carolina/Carolina96/7
6Chastain, BrandiD5'7"07/21/68San Jose, Calif.Santa Clara/San Jose168/29
7O’Reilly, HeatherF5'5"01/02/85East Brunswick, N.J.--/PDA Torpedoes17/2
9Hamm, MiaF5'5"03/17/72Chapel Hill, N.C.North Carolina/Washington234/138
10Wagner, AlyM5'5"08/10/80San Jose, Calif.Santa Clara/San Diego42/10
11Foudy, JulieM5'6"1/23/71Mission Viejo, Calif.Stanford/San Diego226/40
12Parlow, CindyF5'11"05/08/78Memphis, Tenn.North Carolina/Atlanta123/57
13Lilly, KristineM5'4"07/22/71Wilton, Conn.North Carolina/Boston250/91
14Fawcett, JoyD5'6"02/08/68 Huntington Beach, Calif.California/San Diego212/26
15Sobrero, KateD5'7"08/23/76Bloomfield Hills, Mich.Notre Dame/Boston92/0
16Milbrett, TiffenyF5'3"10/23/72Portland, Ore.Portland/New York187/96
17Slaton, DanielleD5'6"06/10/80San Jose, Calif.Santa Clara/Carolina37/1
19Hucles, AngelaM5'7"07/05/78Virginia Beach, Va.Virginia/Boston19/1
21Bryan, ThoriD5'8"04/17/74Joppatowne, Md.NC State/San Jose63/1
22Wambach, AbbyF5'10"06/02/80Rochester, N.Y.Florida/Washington9/5
24Beene, LaKeysiaGK5'8"03/09/78Gold River, Calif.Notre Dame/San Jose16/0

Goalkeepers (3): LaKeysia Beene (San Jose CyberRays), Briana Scurry (Atlanta Beat);
Defenders (8): Thori Bryan (San Jose CyberRays), Joy Fawcett (San Diego Spirit), Christie Pearce (New York Power), Cat Reddick (UNC), Danielle Slaton (Carolina Courage), Kate Sobrero (Boston Breakers);
Midfielders (7): Lorrie Fair (Philadelphia Charge), Julie Foudy (San Diego Spirit), Angela Hucles (Boston Breakers), Kristine Lilly (Boston Breakers), Tiffany Roberts (Carolina Courage), Aly Wagner (San Diego Spirit);
Forwards (5): Mia Hamm (Washington Freedom), Tiffeny Milbrett (New York Power), Heather O’Reilly (PDA Torpedoes), Cindy Parlow (Atlanta Beat), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom).