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U.S. U-17 WNT Heads to La Manga for U-19 Ten Nations Tournament


CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2012) -- The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will travel to La Manga, Spain, from Feb. 28-March 10 for the Ten Nations Tournament that also features the Under-19 teams from France, England and the Netherlands.

U.S. head coach Albertin Montoya will bring a roster of 18 players for the three matches against older teams as the Americans open play against the French on March 4, face England on March 6 and finish with the Dutch on March 8.

The U.S. U-17s are coming off two impressive wins over the German U-17s in Florida in early February, taking 2-0 and 1-0 victories. Emily Bruder, Summer Green and Andi Sullivan tallied goals against the Germans.

The U-17s will be the third U.S. team to participate in a tournament in La Manga this autumn, following the U.S. U-20s, which won its competition with three straight shutout victories in the second week of February, and the U.S. Under-23 WNT, which will play in La Manga the week before the U-17s.

Montoya is preparing his team for the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championships taking place May 2-12 in Guatemala City, Guatemala at Estadio Cementos Progreso. The U.S. will face Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the Bahamas in Group B play with the tournament finalists and winner of the third-place match qualifying for the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in Azerbaijan from September 22 to October 13.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster By Position:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire; Kennesaw, Ga.), Cassie Miller (Sereno FC; Cave Creek, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (6): Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Mass.; Milford, N.H.), Brittany Basinger (FC Virginia; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Slammers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), Lauren Kaskie (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Lizzy Raben (Colorado Rush; Greenwood, Colo.), Morgan Reid (Chelsea Ladies; Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Miranda Freeman (Lady Renegades SC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Summer Green (Michigan Hawks; Milford, Mich.), Gabbi Miranda (Colorado Rush; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Sarah Robinson (MVLA Lightning; Los Altos, Calif.), Morgan Stanton (Colorado Rush; Lakewood, Colo.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
FORWARDS (4): Emily Bruder (Utah Avalanche; Sandy, Utah), Amber Munerlyn (So Cal Blues; Corona, Calif.), Toni Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Margaret Purce (Freestate Soccer; Olney, Md.)

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