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Youth National Team Update: Jan. 12-Jan. 20

 U.S. U-21 WOMEN TO HOLD FIRST TRAINING CAMP OF 2004 AT H.D.C.: U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team head coach Chris Petrucelli will begin his second year at the helm of the USA's oldest youth national team with a 25-player training camp at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Jan. 23-Feb. 1. The U-21s are working towards the 2004 Nordic Cup, the top competition in the world for U-21 women, to be held this summer in Iceland. Without a professional league this summer, Petrucelli has called in several college seniors who could serve as "over-age" players on the Nordic Cup roster. Following is the U.S. U-21 roster for the training camp, which includes M.A.C./Hermann Trophy finalist Joanna Lohman from Penn State, who scored both goals in the USA's 2-1 victory over Sweden in the 2003 Nordic Cup championship game. The roster also includes five players from the USA's 2002 Under-19 World Championship team in Keeley Dowling, Stephanie Ebner, Sarah Huffman, Jill Oakes and Manya Makoski, as well as the only player in the current U.S. Women's National Team pools from Hawaii, Natasha Kai from the University of Hawaii, who scored 29 goals for the Rainbow Wahines last season. Below is the full roster, with college in parentheses:
U.S. U-21 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart (Stanford), Amanda Brown (Penn State); DEFENDERS (9): Jenna Cooper (Nebraska), Imani Dorsey (Portland), Keeley Dowling (Tennessee); Stefanie Ebner (Arizona State), Hayley Hunt (Stanford); Nandi Pryce (UCLA); Christie Shaner (Notre Dame), Carmen Watley (UNC), Lauren Zealer (Santa Clara); MIDFIELDERS (8): Sarah Huffman (Virginia), Lindsey Huie (Portland), Carly Lloyd (Rutgers), Joanna Lohman (Penn State), Manya Makoski (Arizona State), Jill Oakes (UCLA), Rosa Anna Tantillo (Southern California), Kacey White (UNC); FORWARDS (6): Tina Frimpong (Washington), Kelly Hammond (Virginia), Natasha Kai (Hawaii), Juliane Sitch (DePaul), Amy Warner (Notre Dame), Tiffany Weimer (Penn State).

U.S. U-19s LOOK TO GAIN MOMENTUM WITH TRAINING CAMP AT H.D.C.: U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team head coach Tracey Leone will hold her second training camp of 2004 from Friday (Jan. 23) through Feb. 1 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.  The camp will be held concurrently with the U.S. U-21s and U-17s.  Leone will continue to develop the core of the team which will enter CONCACAF Qualifying in May for the 2004 U-19 Women's World Cup, to be held November 10-27 in Thailand.  Leone will bring a roster of 24 as she continues to evaluate the U-19 veterans as well as look several new players, including University of Utah goalkeeper Ashlee Mason and Florida State defender Kelly Rowland.  University of Texas midfielder Carrie Schmit also returns to training after recovering from a foot injury.  Of the 23 players named (Leone will name one more player before the camp), 12 are college freshman, seven are high school seniors, three are high school juniors and one is a high school sophomore.
U.S. U-19 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Laura Comeau (Leigh, N.H.), Ashlyn Harris (Satellite Beach, Fla.), Ashlee Mason (Univ. of Utah), Julie Ryder (Santa Clara Univ.); DEFENDERS (8): Rachel Buehler (Stanford Univ.), Jen Buczkowski (Notre Dame Univ.), Stephanie Logterman (Austin, Texas), Stephanie Lopez (Univ. of Portland), Kia McNeil (Avon, Conn.), Kelly Rowland (Florida State Univ.), Becky Sauerbrunn (Univ. of Virginia), India Trotter (Florida State Univ.); MIDFIELDERS (4): Ashlee Pistorius (Bloomington, Ind.), Lorraine Quinn (Farmingdale, N.Y.), Jennifer Redmond (Morristown, N.J.), Carrie Schmit (Univ. of Texas); FORWARDS (7): Bristyn Davis (UCLA), Sheree Gray (Toms River, N.J.), Kerri Hanks (Allen, Texas), Alexa Orand (Orange, Calif.), Megan Rapinoe (Redding, Calif.), Julia Schnugg (Florida State University), Angela Woznuk (Univ. of Portland).

U.S. U-17 WOMEN CALL IN 23 PLAYERS FOR JANUARY CAMP AT H.D.C.: U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team head coach Dave Smith will hold his first training camp of 2004 from Jan. 24-Feb. 1 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The camp will be held concurrently with the U.S. U-21s and U-19s Women's National Teams.
U.S. U-17 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kelsey Davis (Thousand Oaks, Calif), Meagan McCray (San Francisco, Calif.); DEFENDERS (5): Brittany Bock (Chicago), Megan Holmes (Timonium, Md.), Nicole Krzysik (Clifton, N.J.), Kasey Moore (Mission Viejo, Calif.) Stefani Rocco (Sacramento, Calif.); MIDFIELDERS (11): Carolyn Blank (Toms River, N.J.), Kiara Bosio (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Cydney Currie (Irving, Texas), Melissa Hayes (Cave Creek, Ariz.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Amanda Lebo (Telford, Pa.), Courtney Lewis (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Amanda Poach (Bowie, Md.), Elisabeth Redmond (Morristown, N.J.), Courtney Rosen (Brecksville, Ohio), Hayley Siegel (Ellicott City, Md.); FORWARDS (5): Alicia Jenkins (Diamond Springs, Calif.), Jessica McDonald (Phoenix, Ariz.), Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif.), Maryhelen Tomer (Diamond Bar, Calif.), Nicole Washington (Mesquite, Texas).

U-17 MEN’S TEAMS OUTSCORE ILLINOIS ODP 9-2 IN THREE GAMES OVER WEEKEND: The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Teams toppled the visiting Illinois ODP in all three games they played at IMG in Bradenton, Fla., last weekend, outscoring their opponents 9-2. The Under-17 ‘88s took on Illinois in two matches, while the Under-17 ‘87s played just one match. In the first match of the weekend on Jan. 16, U-17 ’88 forward Quavas Kirk and midfielder Jonathan Villanueva led the U.S. to a 3-1 victory, as each snagged a goal and an assist in the first 15 minutes. Blake Wagner scored the other goal, while Michael Farfan was credited with the assist on Kirk’s goal in the 3rd minute. The U-17 ‘88s second match was a bit closer, as forward Brett King, who just joined U.S. Soccer’s Residency program this January, scored his first goal with the Under-17s off a pass from Cameron Jordan in the 67th minute for a 1-0 victory. In the U-17 ‘87s only match against Illinois on Jan. 17, Rodrigo Hidalgo continued to light up the scoreboard, scoring two goals and grabbing two assists in a 5-1 victory. Christian Jimenez, Michael Bradley and Dax McCarty also added goals.
U.S. Under-17 ‘87s Results
Date                Opponent            Result        U.S. Goal Scorers
Jan. 17            Illinois ODP         5-1 W       Hidalgo (2), Jimenez, Bradley, McCarty
U.S. Under-17 ‘88s Results
Date                Opponent            Result        U.S. Goal Scorers
Jan. 16            Illinois ODP         3-1 W        Kirk, Vallanueva, Wagner
Jan. 18            Illinois ODP         1-0 W        King

U-15 MNT ARRIVES IN MEXICO FOR FOREIGN TOUR: The U.S. Under-15 Men’s National Team arrived in Guadalajara, Mexico, this weekend as it gets set for a 7-day tour where the 34-player roster will be divided into two teams that each play three games. Each team will play Chivas and Tecos, plus a team still to be determined. Head coaches Manfred Schellschiedt and Ken Lolla have brought a roster filled with players mainly born in 1989.
U.S. Under-15 MNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4): Matthew Brutto (Warrington, Pa.), Jonathan Harris (Arlington Heights, Ill.), Drew Kotler (Wynwood, Pa.), Brian Perk (R.S. Margarita, Calif.); DEFENDERS (7): Kemo Djedovic (San Jose, Calif.), Douglas Ferner (Bloomfield, Mich.), Cameron Lamming (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.), Raphael Martinez (Portage, Ind.), Steven Morales (Farmingdale, N.Y.), Lucas Swertloff (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Darryl Tom (Los Altos, Calif.); MIDFIELDERS (16): Marco Angelo (Sandy, Utah), Bryan Arguez (Miami, Fla.), Edgar Barajas (San Fernando, Calif.), Cameron Brown (Garland, Texas), Guiseppe Carotenuto (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Victor Cortez (El Sobrante, Calif.), Christen Dominguez (Houston, Texas), Andrew Duran (Mokena, Ill.), Matthew Kassel (Bridgewater, N.J.), Jonathan Kluz (Etiwanda, Calif.), Perica Marosevic (Rockford, Ill.), Armando Rocha (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Tucker Sindlinger (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), Miguel Tanton (Cupertino, Calif.), Carlos Uribe (Miami, Fla.), Anthony Wallace (St. Petersburg, Fla.); FORWARDS (7): Andrew Giallombardo (Manalpan, N.J.), Kareem Lacayo (San Francisco, Calif.), Demitrius Omphroy (Alameda, Calif.), Joseph Sorrentino (Trenton, N.J.), John Tardy (Staton Island, N.Y.), Justin True (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Jeffrey Zimering (Basking Ridge, N.J.).
U.S. U-15 Team A Schedule – Mexico Foreign Tour
Date               Opponent
Jan. 20            Chivas
Jan. 22            Tecos
Jan. 24            TBD
U.S. U-15 Team B Schedule – Mexico Foreign Tour
Date               Opponent
Jan. 20           Tecos
Jan. 22           Chivas
Jan. 24           TBD