Wagner Scratched, Woznuk In for Sunday's Friendly vs. Iceland
CARSON, Calif. (July 23) -- U.S. head coach Greg Ryan has made one change to the 18-player roster announced yesterday that will face Iceland at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m. PT live on ESPN2. Midfielder Aly Wagner has been scratched due to a minor left knee injury suffered in training last Thursday. Angie Woznuk, a 20-year-old midfielder from the University of Portland, has replaced her.
This week of training in Los Angles marked the first call-up to the full Women’s National Team for the 5-foot-5 Woznuk, who hails from San Diego, Calif. An attacking midfielder, Woznuk was one of the stars on the USA's U-19 team that took third at the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in Thailand last November, slicing open defenses with her passing and penetrating dribbles. She won the Silver Ball as the second most outstanding player in the tournament and the Bronze Boot as the third-leading scorer, pounding in three goals, including a blast from distance against Brazil in the third-place match. She also had three assists.
Woznuk was also a member of the U.S. team that won the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship. She suffered a foot injury in Thailand that eventually required surgery, but is back at full fitness and trained with the USA in Portland in the beginning of July as a practice player. Woznuk red-shirted her second college season at Portland in 2004 to compete in Thailand and will be a sophomore for the Pilots this fall.