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U.S. U-23 WNT Heads To Portland, Will Face UP On April 18

CHICAGO (April 7, 2008) - The U.S. U-23 Women's National Team will hold a training camp from April 17-24 in Portland, Ore., with the marquee game of the camp coming against the University of Portland women's soccer team on April 18 at 7 p.m. PT at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex. Tickets for the event are now on sale at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at or by phone at (503) 224-4400. Fans may also purchase tickets, beginning at $8 for adults and $6 for children, at the Pilots Box Office, which is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. PT. Group packages are also available.

U.S. U-23 head coach Bill Irwin, who is also the Director of Soccer and head men’s soccer coach at UP, has brought 24 players to the camp, including three who have earned caps with the U.S. Women’s National Team (Yael Averbuch, Tina DiMartino and Becky Sauerbrunn) and seven who have represented the USA at a FIFA youth world championship. Twenty-three of the players are in college or have finished their eligibility with the lone high-school aged call-up being Katy Frierson from Homewood, Ala., who is also a member of the USA’s U-20 WNT Player pool.

U.S. U-23 WNT Training Camp Roster
April 17-23, 2008
Portland, Oregon

GOALKEEPERS (3): Cori Alexander (Portland), Joanna Haig (Louisville), Jaimel Johnson (Tennessee);
DEFENDERS (7): Marisa Abegg (Stanford), Carrie Dew (Notre Dame), Nikki Krzysik (Virginia), Shelley Lyle (Florida), Bekcy Sauerbrunn (Virginia), Brittany Taylor (Connecticut), Elise Weber (Notre Dame);
MIDFIELDERS (6): Yael Averbuch (North Carolina), Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara), Tina DiMartino (UCLA), Katy Frierson (Birmingham United), Brittany Klein (Santa Clara), Lindsey Ozimek (Charlotte);
FORWARDS (8): Kendra Chandhoke (Portland), Elizabeth Eng (Connecticut), Libby Guess (North Carolina), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Katie Larkin (BYU), Allison Mallams (Marquette), Ella Masar (Illinois), Katie Schoepfer (Penn State).