CHICAGO (May 5, 2008) - The U.S. U-23 Women's National Team will travel to Germany from May 16-24 for several matches against the Germany U-23 Women’s National Team and a women’s Bundesliga club team.The U-23s will play a promoted friendly in Crailsheim against TSV Crailsheim on May 20, followed by the clash with the German U-23s on May 22 in Wangen, and will finish with another as yet confirmed scrimmage on May 24.
U.S. head coach Bill Irwin will bring 18 players to Germany for the trip as he continues to prepare the squad for the 2008 Nordic Cup to be held in Sweden from July 15-21. The U-23s are coming off a training camp in Portland where they trounced the University of Portland by a 7-1 score.
U.S. U-23 WNT Training Camp Roster
May 16-24, 2008
GOALKEEPERS (2): Cori Alexander (Portland), Val Henderson (UCLA);
DEFENDERS (6): Marisa Abegg (Stanford), Nikki Krzysik (Virginia), Casey Moore (Texas), Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia), Brittany Taylor (Connecticut), Elise Weber (Notre Dame);
MIDFIELDERS (4): Yael Averbuch (North Carolina), Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara), Brittany Klein (Santa Clara), Lorraine Quinn (Duke);
FORWARDS (6): Ameera Abdullah (Florida), Amanda Cinalli (Notre Dame), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Katie Larkin (BYU), Allison Mallams (Marquette), Ella Masar (Illinois).