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 Ticketmaster.com, 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
|1||Scurry, Brianna||G||5'9"||09/07/71||Dayton, Minn.||UMass/Atlanta||117/0|
|2||Fair, Lorrie||M||5'3"||08/05/78||Los Altos, Calif.||UNC/Philadelphia||113/7|
|3||Pearce, Christie||D||5'6"||06/24/75||Pt. Pleasant, N.J.||Monmouth/New York||97/4|
|4||Reddick, Cat||D||5'5"||02/10/82||Birmingham, Ala.||North Carolina/--||31/1|
|5||Roberts, Tiffany||M||5'3"||05/05/77||San Ramon, Calif.||North Carolina/Carolina||96/7|
|6||Chastain, Brandi||D||5'7"||07/21/68||San Jose, Calif.||Santa Clara/San Jose||168/29|
|7||O’Reilly, Heather||F||5'5"||01/02/85||East Brunswick, N.J.||--/PDA Torpedoes||17/2|
|9||Hamm, Mia||F||5'5"||03/17/72||Chapel Hill, N.C.||North Carolina/Washington||234/138|
|10||Wagner, Aly||M||5'5"||08/10/80||San Jose, Calif.||Santa Clara/San Diego||42/10|
|11||Foudy, Julie||M||5'6"||1/23/71||Mission Viejo, Calif.||Stanford/San Diego||226/40|
|12||Parlow, Cindy||F||5'11"||05/08/78||Memphis, Tenn.||North Carolina/Atlanta||123/57|
|13||Lilly, Kristine||M||5'4"||07/22/71||Wilton, Conn.||North Carolina/Boston||250/91|
|14||Fawcett, Joy||D||5'6"||02/08/68||Huntington Beach, Calif.||California/San Diego||212/26|
|15||Sobrero, Kate||D||5'7"||08/23/76||Bloomfield Hills, Mich.||Notre Dame/Boston||92/0|
|16||Milbrett, Tiffeny||F||5'3"||10/23/72||Portland, Ore.||Portland/New York||187/96|
|17||Slaton, Danielle||D||5'6"||06/10/80||San Jose, Calif.||Santa Clara/Carolina||37/1|
|19||Hucles, Angela||M||5'7"||07/05/78||Virginia Beach, Va.||Virginia/Boston||19/1|
|21||Bryan, Thori||D||5'8"||04/17/74||Joppatowne, Md.||NC State/San Jose||63/1|
|22||Wambach, Abby||F||5'10"||06/02/80||Rochester, N.Y.||Florida/Washington||9/5|
|24||Beene, LaKeysia||GK||5'8"||03/09/78||Gold River, Calif.||Notre Dame/San Jose||16/0|
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).