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U-17 WNT & U-16 GNT Prepare to Face Germans at The Home Depot Center

The U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team will hold a training camp from March 2-9 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., a camp that will feature two matches against the German U-17 Women’s National Team.

The camp, which will be held almost concurrently with the U.S. Under-16 Girl’s National Team camp, will feature two matches each for the U.S. U-16s and U-17s against the German U-17s, and one scrimmage between the U.S. U-16s and U-17s.

There will be matches on five straight days from March 5-9.

In the same event last year, the U-16s lost the first game to the German U-17s, 1-0, but rebounded with a 3-1 win in the second game. U.S. U-16 GNT head coach Kazbek Tambi has called in 24 players, most born in 1990, but the group also includes five players born in 1991 that have been called up from the U.S. U-15 GNT pool that held its first of the year camp in late January. Sixteen of the players in this camp attended the first U-16 GNT training camp of the year that also took place in late January.

The U.S. U-17s defeated Germany twice, both by 2-0 scores. U.S. U-17 WNT head coach Erica Walsh has called in 24 players for the camp and games. Midfielder Casey Noguiera will have a busy two weeks as she will leave directly from U-17 training camp to attend the U.S. U-20 event in College Station, Texas. It will be her first training camp with the U.S. U-20s, who are preparing for the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Championship to be held in Russia this coming August.

U.S. U-17 WNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Wendy Balogun (Bowie, Md.), Kira Maker (Potomac, Md.);

DEFENDERS (5): Lauren Barnes (Upland, Calif.), Hannah Cerrone (Wappingers Fall, N.Y.), Amanda Fancher (The Colony, Texas), Gretchen Miller (Fairport, N.Y.), Ashley Rape (Dallas, Texas);

MIDFIELDERS (8): Courtney Barg (Plano, Texas), Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.), Marissa Kazbour (Valrico, Fla.), CJ Ludemann (Holtsville, N.Y.), Christine Nairn (Bowie, Md.), Teresa Noyola (Palo Alto, Calif.), Kenda Perry (Livermore, Calif.), Ella Stephan (Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.);

FORWARDS (9): Jesse Baddley (Ogden, Utah), Chelsea Bednarz (Chandler, Ariz.), Melissa Henderson (Garland, Texas), Laura Heyboer (Hudsonville, Mich.), Merritt Mathias (Birmingham, Ala.), Casey Noguiera (Raleigh, N.C.), Elli Reed (Park City, Utah), Sarah Salazar (Broken Arrow, Okla.), Lindsay Taylor (Los Altos, Calif.)

U.S. U-16 GNT Roster
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bianca Henniger (Saratoga, Calif.), Kim Kern (Raleigh, N.C.), Catherine Parkhill (Apple Valley, Minn.);

DEFENDERS (7): Jazmyne Avant (Coppell, Texas), Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.), Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas, Nevada), Jennifer Laponte (Castro Valley, Calif.), Camille Levin (Newport Beach, Calif.), Michelle Olivier (Rosewell, Georgia), Alyssa Pember (Northport, N.Y.);

MIDFIELDERS (6): Shira Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Julia Bouchelle (Cockeysville, Md.), Kristen Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Mariah Noguiera (Westminster, Calif.), Casey Short (Naperville, Ill.), Beth West (Centennial, Colo.);

FORWARDS (7): Lauren Alwine (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Miriam Azimi (Sacramento, Calif.), Brittani Bartok (Union, N.J.), Brianna Garcia (Babylon, N.Y.), Maggie Kistner (St. Louis, Mo.), Sidney Leroux (Lakewood, Wash.), Tiffany McCarty (Laurel, Md.), Alyssa Rich (Cincinnati, Ohio)

U.S. U-16 GNT and U-17 WNT Schedule
Date            Matchup                                                                     Time
March 5      U.S. U-17 WNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT              11 a.m.
March 6      U.S. U-16 GNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT               10 a.m.
March 7      U.S. U-17 WNT vs. U.S. U-16 GNT                        11 a.m.
March 8      U.S. U-17 WNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT               4 p.m.
March 9      U.S. U-16 GNT vs. Germany U-17 WNT                10 a.m. is the official website of U.S. Soccer, the governing body of soccer in the United States.