CHICAGO (March 3, 2008) - The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will face the England U-23 Women’s National Team in two matches in Manchester, England, as the oldest of the USA’s youth National Team travels to the U.K. from March 7-14.
U.S. head coach Bill Irwin will bring 18 players to England for matches on May 12 and May 14. This will be the second international trip of the year for the U-23s, who traveled to La Manga, Spain in February where they played U-23 sides from England (loss), Norway (win) and Germany (tie). The USA will be looking to avenge the 3-1 loss to England suffered in Spain. Irwin is preparing the team for the 2008 Nordic Cup to be held this summer in Sweden.
U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team Roster
England Tour; Manchester, England – March 7-14
GOALKEEPERS (2): Kelsey Davis (Portland), Val Henderson (UCLA);
DEFENDERS (6): Ameera Abdullah (Florida), Marissa Abegg (Stanford), Erin Hardy (UCLA), Kasey Moore (Texas), Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia), Brittany Taylor (Connecticut);
MIDFIELDERS (5): Yael Averbush (North Carolina), Tina DiMartino (UCLA), Brittany Klein (Santa Clara), Shelley Lyle (Florida), Lindsey Ozimek (Charlotte);
FORWARDS (5): Ashlee Elliott (Florida), Elizabeth Eng (Connecticut), Katie Larkin (BYU), Ashlee Pistorius (Texas A&M), Katie Schoepfer (Penn State).