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U.S. Soccer Wire: May 3, 2010


U.S. SOCCER UNVEILS HOME UNIFORM FOR 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP;
U.S. U-20 WNT HEAD COACH JILL ELLIS NAMES 24-PLAYER ROSTER
FOR PRE-WORLD CUP MATCHES AGAINST NEW ZEALAND AND MEXICO

U.S. SOCCER UNVEILS HOME UNIFORM: The U.S. Men's National Team has unveiled its new Nike home uniform, which the team will wear during the Send-Off Series in May and at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The new home jersey, which will debut when the USA takes on the Czech Republic in East Hartford, Conn., on May 25, is white with a tonal grey sash across the front of the right shoulder to the left side, and includes an obsidian blue round-neck collar. The jerseys are available to fans now at ussoccerstore.com. The jersey is entirely constructed with fabric recycled polyester from plastic bottles and features improved Nike Dri-FIT fabric, now 13 percent lighter than previous Nike kits, which helps to quickly evaporate moisture and keep players dry. The U.S. Soccer crest is embroidered over the heart.

ELLIS NAMES 23-PLAYERS FOR PRE-WORLD CUP MATCHES: U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players for a two-week training camp taking place from May 8-23 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The team will play four international matches during the camp, spending May 8-15 at The HDC where they will face the New Zealand U-20 Women’s National Team twice (May 13 at 4 p.m. PT and May 15 at Noon PT) before traveling down to San Diego from May 16-23 for another week of training during which they will play the Mexico U-20 Women’s National Team twice at the OTC (May 20 and 22, both at 4 p.m. PT). This U-20 camp will mark the second-to-last domestic event for the U.S. U-20s before leaving for Germany and the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, being held from July 13-Aug. 1 in Bochum, Bielefeld, Augsburg and Dresden. Ellis may add another player to the roster before the start of camp.

U.S. U-20 WNT Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adrianna Franch (Oklahoma State; Salina, Kan.), Bryane Heaberlin (Clearwater Chargers; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Bianca Henninger (Santa Clara; Los Gatos, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Sade Ayinde (Maryland; North Bellmore, N.Y.), Vicki DiMartino (Boston College; Massapequa, N.Y.), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina*; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Danielle Hubka (Maryland; Strongsville, Ohio), Kendall Johnson (Portland; Portland, Ore.), Toni Pressley (Florida State; Melbourne, Fla.), Rachel Quon (Stanford; Lake Forrest, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Amber Brooks (North Carolina; New Hope, Pa.), Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA; Las Vegas, Nev.), Kayla Grimsley (South Carolina; Lakeland, Fla.), Kristie Mewis (Boston College; Hanson, Mass.), Samantha Mewis (Scorpion SC; Hanson, Mass.), Christine Nairn (Penn State; Bowie, Md.), Teresa Noyola (Stanford; Palo Alto, Calif.), Jenna Richmond (UCLA*; Centreville, Va.), Casey Short (Florida State; Naperville, Ill.)
FORWARDS (4): Maya Hayes (Penn State*; West Orange, N.J.), Sydney Leroux (UCLA; Pheonix, Ariz.), Tiffany McCarty (Florida State; Laurel, Md.), Courtney Verloo (Stanford; Tualatin, Ore.)
*High school senior, committed for the 2010 school year

U.S. TO FACE CZECH REPUBLIC AND TURKEY IN SEND-OFF SERIES FOR 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP: The U.S. Men's National Team will face two of the traditionally stronger teams from Europe in the Czech Republic and Turkey in the Send-Off Series prior to departing for South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The USA will meet the Czech Republic on May 25 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., at 8 p.m. ET before playing its final home tune-up match against Turkey on May 29 in Philadelphia. The game in Hartford will be broadcast live on ESPN and Galavision, while kickoff at Lincoln Financial Field is set for 2 p.m. ET, with ESPN2 and Galavision providing the television broadcast. Fans can also follow the matches live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and at twitter.com/ussoccer.

U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM TO MEET AUSTRALIA ON JUNE 5 IN ROODEPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA: The United States will play Australia on June 5 in Roodepoort, South Africa, one week before playing its first match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Kickoff at Ruimsig Stadium in suburban Johannesburg is set for 2:30 p.m. local time (8:30 a.m. ET), and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Fans can also follow along live on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and at twitter.com/ussoccer.

U.S. Men’s National Team 2010 Schedule

ussoccer.com’s MNT Coverage – April 26 – May 3

CLEVELAND TO PLAY HOST TO USA VERSUS GERMANY ON MAY 22: The U.S. Women's National Team will face Germany on May 22 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, as the world’s top two women’s soccer nations meet on American soil for the first time since the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The match will kick off at 6 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Fans can also follow the action as it happens on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and twitter.com/ussoccer. The game in Cleveland is the second match of a home-and-home series between the two international powers. In the first contest, played Oct. 29, 2009, in Augsburg, Germany, Abby Wambach's goal gave the Americans a narrow 1-0 victory in front of an enthusiastic German crowd. Germany will host the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup from June 26 through July 17 in nine German cities.

U.S. Women’s National Team 2010 Schedule

ussoccer.com’s WNT Coverage –April 26 – May 3

USSF D-2 STANDINGS START TO SHAPE UP AS SEASON HEADS INTO WEEK 5: A busy Week 4 of the USSF D-2 Pro League continued with seven matches scheduled across four days. The week kicked off with a Wednesday night match in Blaine, Minn. where the Rochester Rhinos took three points on the road against the NSC Minnesota Stars in a 3-0 win. The Pacific Northwest derby was in the spotlight on Thursday night when Vancouver Whitecaps FC traveled down to Portland only to see the Timbers snatch a 2-1 victory with a second half goal. Saturday, May 1, rounded out the weeked fixtures with the Montreal Impact taking a 1-0 decision against the Puerto Rico Islanders in the afternoon showdown in Quebec. Rochester was back in action at home against Carolina at Marina Auto Stadium where the two teams played out a 1-1 draw. Minnesota could not reverse their midweek decision and dropped a second home match with a 2-1 loss to the Austin Aztex, while AC St. Louis earned their first franchise victory with a 1-0 win at home to Crystal Palace Baltimore. The first edition of the Floridian derby closed the weekend with a 1-1 draw when the Tampa Bay Rowdies earned a point on the road to Miami FC.

- U.S. YOUTH NATIONAL TEAMS UPDATE -

U.S. U-18 WNT HEADS TO THE HDC FOR TRAINING CAMP: The U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from May 9-16 that will run concurrently with the first week of the U.S. U-20 WNT camp. U.S. U-18 WNT head coach Dave Chesler has named 22 players and could add two more before the camp begins. This group will form the core of the players competing for spots on the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, which has an age cutoff of players born on or after Jan. 1, 1992. As U.S. U-20 WNT head coach Jill Ellis has narrowed down her player pool for this summer’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Germany, Chesler has begun to call in players from this year’s U-17 WNT that failed to qualify for the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup despite outscoring opponents 38-0 across five games at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Costa Rica. Chesler has named seven players from that squad, including midfielder Morgan Brian, the all-time leading scorer in U.S. U-17 history with 14 goals in 18 U-17 caps. The U.S. U-18s will play three matches during the camp at The HDC, taking on the U.S. U-20s on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. PT, facing the women’s club Ajax of Los Angeles on May 12 at 7 p.m. and then taking on the LAFC women’s team on May 15 at 3 p.m.

U.S. U-18 WNT Roster By Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Rachel Boaz (So Cal Blues; Murrieta Calif.), Anna Sieloff (Verder; Troy, Mich.), Caroline Stanley (KCFC Alliance; Kansas City, Mo.)
DEFENDERS (5): Arin Gilliland (Ohio Elite; Wilmore, Ky.), Laura Liedle (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Rileigh McHigh (Hershey Attack SC; Hummelstown, Pa.), Dominique Richardson (Legends FC; Fullerton, Calif.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.J.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Morgan Brian (Ponte Vedra Storm; St. Simons Island, GA.), Alexandra Doll (Bethesda SC; Bethesda, Md.), Lindsey Elston (Crossfire Premier, Sammamish, Wash.), Brook Gilbert (Emerald City; Snohomish, Wash.), Julie Johnston (Sereno SC; Mesa, Az.), Sara Killion (Fort Wayne Fever; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Kylie McCarthy (San Diego Surf; Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.), Meagan Morris (Montclair Aristocrates; Montclair, N.J.), Mollie Pathmen (Triangle FC; Durham, N.C.)
FORWARDS (5): Shea Groom (KCFC; Liberty, Mo.) Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Ariana Martinez (So Cal; Moore Park, Calif.), Ashley Spivey (Baltimore Soccer Bays; Baltimore. Md), Chioma Ubogaga (D’Feeters; Coppell, Texas)

U.S. U-18 MNT ROUNDS OUT TRAINING CAMP, LEARNS LISBON OPPONENTS: The U.S. U-18 Men’s National Team has wrapped up a week-long training camp that was held from April 25-May 2 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Head coach Mike Matkovich led the team through training twice each day to supplement four scrimmages against local club teams. During the week, the U.S. also learned its schedule and opponents for the upcoming Lisbon International Tournament in Portugal. The first international trip of the year for Mike Matkovich’s side will feature games against Norway on May 27, Romania on May 28 and host Portugal on May 30, with all games taking place at Estadio Pina Manique.

2010 Lisbon International Tournament Schedule

Date Match Venue
May 27 USA vs. Norway Estadio Pina Manique; Lisbon, Portugal
May 27 Romania vs. Portugal Estadio Pina Manique; Lisbon, Portugal
May 28 USA vs. Romania Estadio Pina Manique; Lisbon, Portugal
May 28 Portugal vs. Norway Estadio Pina Manique; Lisbon, Portugal
May 30 Norway vs. Romania Estadio Pina Manique; Lisbon, Portugal
May 30 Norway vs. USA Estadio Pina Manique; Lisbon, Portugal

U-15 BNT ARRIVES IN BUENOS AIRES FOR WEEK-LONG TRAINING CAMP: U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team head coach Jim Barlow and 18 players have arrived Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the team’s lone international trip of 2010. Of the group traveling to South America, 12 were part of the team’s most recent domestic training camp in Bradenton, Fla. Six are currently part of U.S. Soccer’s U-17 Men’s National Team Residency Program, and will gain valuable international experience on the trip. All 18 players were born in 1995. While in Argentina, the U.S. will train and play against CA Argentinos Juniors on May 3, Bolivia on May 5, Argentina on May 6 and a select team of players from the Rosario region on May 10 to round out the trip.

U.S. U-15 Boys’ National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (2): Santiago Castano (New York Red Bulls Academy; Union City, N.J.), Ethan Horvath (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
DEFENDERS (5): Russell Canouse (New York Red Bulls Academy; Lancaster, Pa.), Dylan Greenberg (Albertson SC; Dix Hills, N.Y.), Trevor Haberkorn (Solar SC; Roanoke, Texas), Matthew Habrowski (Derby County Wolves; Berkley, Mich.), Dakotah Millard (South Carolina United; Hopkins, S.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Marco Delgado (LAFC Chelsea; Glendora, Calif.), Nicholas Gaitan (Albertson SC; Oceanside, N.Y.), Antonio Murillo (Neusport; Las Vegas, Nev.), Adam Najem (New York Red Bulls Academy; Clifton, N.J.), Zach Pfeffer (FC DELCO; Dresher, Pa.) Miguel Polley (Derby County Wolves; San Diego, Calif.)
FORWARDS (5): Pablo Aguilar (IMG Academy; Guatemala City, Guatemala) Martin Arrieta (LAFC Chelsea; Pasadena, Calif.), Paul Arriola (Chula Vista Rangers; Chula Vista, Calif.), Nicholas Corriveau (Bethesda SC; Potomac, Md.), Antonio Velasquez (Neusport; Las Vegas, Nev.)

U.S. U-15 BNT Foreign Training Camp Schedule

Date Opponent
May 3 CA Argentinos Junios
May 5 Bolivia
May 6 Argentina
May 10 Rosario Select

U.S. U-14 BOYS’ NATIONAL TEAM CONVENE AT THE HDC: U.S. U-14 Boys’ National Team head coach Manny Schellscheidt will conduct a 36-player training camp at The Home Depot Center from May 2-9, exclusively for players born in 1996. A total of 26 players rejoin Schellscheidt from the team’s trip to Guadalajara in January, with 10 new faces hoping to make an impression on the youth national team coaches. During the week, the U-14s will train daily and play against U-15 club teams from the Southern California area. The ‘96s will come together once more this summer ahead of the annual MegaCamp in August.

U.S. U-14 Boys' National Team Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (4): Elijah Brower (Springfield Area SA; Springfield, Ill.), Gianni Carillo (FC Westchester; Pine Bush, N.Y.), Evan Louro (New York Red Bulls Academy; South River, N.J.), Carter Richardson (Team Ohio; Dublin, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (8): Vernon Bailey (FC Dallas Juniors; Duncanville, Texas), Fischer Gallinger (Washington Premier FC; Gig Harbor, Wash.), Eric Holt (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.), Carter Manley (Bethesda SC; Elkridge, Md.), Theo Miller (New York Red Bulls Academy; Brooklyn, N.Y.), Esteban Reyes (Lightning; San Marcos, Calif.), Wilson Rios (New York Red Bulls Academy; Elizabeth, N.J.) Jeffrey Rhodes (Westside United SC; Brownsburg, Ind.)
MIDFIELDERS (13): Ivan Alvarado (Dallas Texans; Fort Worth, Texas), Corey Baird (San Diego Surf; Escondido, Calif.), Omar Castro (Plant City Area SC; Plant City, Fla.), Michael Clemmons (CASL FC Chelsea; Raleigh, N.C.), Walker Dawkins (West Pines United; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Emerson Hyndman (FC Dallas Juniors; Plano, Texas), Patrick Khouri (Daniel Island SA; Charleston, S.C.), Elijah Martin (Cal Odyssey; Fresno, Calif.), Declan McCabe (Mass Premier Soccer; Weston, Mass.), Nathan Sakevicius (Chicago Magic; Munster, Ind.), Joab Santoyo (Arsenal FC; Fontana, Calif.), William Stevens (HBC; New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Brandon Tetro (PDA; Marlboro, N.J.)
FORWARDS (11): Cesar Alba (Sockers FC; Hanover Park, Ill.), Adonis Amaya (West Coast F.C., Westminster, Calif.), Jorge Calix (Team America 95 Stripes; Alexandria, Va.), James Ellis Jr. (United Junkyard Dogs, Chesapeake, Va.), Pewee Gibson (FC Del Sol; Phoenix, Ariz.), Oscar Martinez (FC Golden State; South Gate, Calif.), John Requejo Jr. (Santa Barbara SC; Carpinteria, Calif.), Rubio Rubin (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Bruno Scodari (Olney Boys / Girls Club; Silver Springs Md.), Alejandro Segovia (Westside Metros; Beaverton, Ore.), Austin Stamey (Highland FC; Arden, N.C.)

- AROUND THE SOCCER NATION -

U.S. SOCCER COACHING SYMPOSIUM SET FOR MAY 21-22 IN CLEVELAND: U.S. Soccer’s Coaching Education Department will conduct a Coaching Symposium on May 21-22, 2010 in conjunction with the U.S. Women’s National Team’s match against Germany in Cleveland, Ohio. Cost for the symposium is $70 for active U.S. Soccer CoachesNet members and $80 for non-members. Registration includes a ticket to the game and a game day parking pass. Cost of registration also includes a personalized symposium packet which contains a 2010 Women’s National Team yearbook, a Best Practices booklet and a U.S. Soccer CoachesNet notebook. Registration is open to all coaches.

USA BID CONTINUES ITS PUSH TO GATHER SUPPORT: With just more than seven months to go before FIFA’s decision on the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups™, the USA Bid Committee continues to gather support for their cause. The power of our movement ultimately lies in the number of Americans who stand behind the bid and proclaim to the world "The Game is in US." We invite you to tell your family, friends, neighbors and teammates that you want the FIFA World Cup™ to come to the United States -- and ask them to join our grassroots movement. Learn how to help us spread the word about The United States’ bid for the FIFA World Cup™ all across the Internet by visiting the Bid Committee’s official site.

U.S. SOCCER SUMMER NATIONAL COACHING SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED: U.S. Soccer’s National Coaching Schools for the “A,” “B” and “C” License Courses will take place throughout the month of June in four locations across the United States. Summer “A” Audit, “A,” “B” and “C” courses are set for June 5-13 at Darlington School in Rome, Ga. and “B” and “C” courses will take place at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass., will host “A” Audit, “A,” “B” and “C” License courses June 17-25 and a National “A” Audit, “A” and “B” course will take place June 19-27 Lake Forest Academy in Lake Forest, Ill.

MEDIA ACCREDITATION FOR 2010 FIFA U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP BEGINS: FIFA announced that the media accreditation process for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup has been launched via a registration form on the FIFA Media Channel. The deadline for accreditation applications is June 1. Successful applicants will be notified and provided with further information in due course. All applications are subject to confirmation. Also, please be advised that international applicants are responsible for their own visas. Media representatives who have not already registered for the FIFA Media Channel can do so via the following internet address: http://media.FIFA.com/.

BID HANDOVER MEDIA ACCREDITATION PROCESS LAUNCHED: The official handover of the bidding documents from the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bidders to FIFA will take place on Friday, May 14, 2010 at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. Media will be able to cover each of the handover ceremonies. Representatives of each of the bidding delegations will have the possibility to briefly speak with the media following each of the handover ceremonies. Any media representatives who would like to attend this event will have to request an accreditation by sending an e-mail to media@fifa.org by April 30. Please provide your name, function, media organization and contact details in the e-mail.

*** CENTER CIRCLE SPOTLIGHT ***

PEAK PERFORMER: MLS teams are getting the job done on both sides of the country, with the peak performer this week going to the Los Angeles Galaxy and New York Red Bulls who lead the Western and Eastern Conference tables, respectively. The Galaxy leads the league with 16 points by virtue of four victories and one draw, while New York follows closely behind with 15 points, thanks to five wins and one loss after six games.

MARQUEE MATCHUP: Three days after being crowned CONCACAF champions, José Torres and Pachuca played host to defending Mexican Primera División champions Monterrey for the first leg of the home-and-away series in the quarterfinals of the Liguilla. Pachuca earned a 1-0 win at home and will travel north for the second leg, which will take place Saturday, May 8, at 6 p.m. CT.

SOCCER SHOCKER: Twente claimed the Dutch league title this weekend, marking only the third time in 35 years the Eredivisie has been won by a team other than Ajax, Feyenoord or PSV. Ajax boasted a ridiculous +86 goal differential on the season, though it was not enough to overcome Steve McLaren's Twente, who finished one point clear at the top. Costa Rican Bryan Ruiz (who the USA saw during CONCACAF World Cup qualifying) had a phenomenal season for Twente, while McClaren became the first English manager to win a major league title since Bobby Robson in 1996.

QUOTABLE: “England wore blue jerseys during their historic loss to the United States in 1950. To this day, they have never worn a blue color uniform again.”
-- Former U.S. Men’s National Team member Walter Bahr, at the unveiling of the new U.S. Soccer home uniform in New York City. Bahr was a member of the U.S. team that defeated England at the 1950 FIFA World Cup.

 

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