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U.S. sets Four Nations tournament rosters
« on: January 16, 2007, 09:46:35 AM »
U.S. sets Four Nations rosters

CHICAGO - Kate Markgraf will captain the U.S. women's soccer team in the Four Nations tournament in China and fill in for Kristine Lilly.

Lilly and fellow scoring star Abby Wambach are skipping the tournament to rest for the build-up to the Women's World Cup in September, also in China.

In addition to Markgraf, who played for the 1999 World Cup-winning team, U.S. coach Greg Ryan selected six others who played on the 2004 Olympic team: goalkeeper Briana Scurry, defenders Cat Whitehill and Heather Mitts, midfielder Angela Hucles, and forwards Lindsay Tarpley and Heather O'Reilly. Hope Solo, who started 18 of the team's 22 matches last year, will join Scurry as the goalkeepers.

The United States will face Germany (Jan. 26), England (Jan. 28) and China (Jan. 30) in the annual competition that brings together four of the world's top teams. All the matches will be played at Guangdong Olympic Stadium in Guangzhou.

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007, 08:50:25 AM »
Six Tar Heel Women's Soccer Players Head To China For Four Nations Tournament

CHICAGO, ILL. - U.S. women's national team coach Greg Ryan has named his 20-player roster for the 2007 Four Nations Tournament Jan. 26-30 in Guangzhou, China, against Germany, England and China. Six Tar Heel players have been named to the U.S. National Team which will play in this event -- defenders Lori Chalupny and Catherine Reddick, midfielder Yael Averbuch and trio of talented front runners -- Lindsay Tarpley, Heather O'Reilly and Casey Nogueira.

Defender Kate Markgraf (153 caps) will captain the U.S. team in the absence of Kristine Lilly. Ryan named six other players who were members of the 2004 Olympic team: goalkeeper Briana Scurry, defenders Cat Whitehill and Heather Mitts, midfielder Angela Hucles and forwards Lindsay Tarpley and Heather O'Reilly.

Ryan named three uncapped players to the roster: 2006 ACC Offensive Player of the Year Yael Averbuch, 20, from the champion University of North Carolina, Lauren Cheney, 19, who scored 19 goals as a freshman at UCLA last season, and Casey Nogueira, 17, who played a major role for UNC at the 2006 Women's College Cup. 

    


U.S. ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS: Briana Scurry (U.S. residency), Hope Solo (U.S. residency);
DEFENDERS: Lori Chalupny (U.S. residency), Tina Frimpong (U.S. residency), Stephanie Lopez (Univ. of Portland), Kate Markgraf (U.S. residency), Heather Mitts (U.S. residency), India Trotter (Florida State Univ.), Cat Whitehill (U.S. residency);
MIDFIELDERS: Yael Averbuch (Univ. of North Carolina), Angela Hucles (U.S. residency), Carli Lloyd (U.S. residency), Joanna Lohman (Washington Freedom), Marci Miller (U.S. residency), Leslie Osborne (U.S. residency) ;
FORWARDS: Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Natasha Kai (U.S. residency), Casey Nogueira (Univ. of North Carolina), Heather O'Reilly (Univ. of North Carolina), Lindsay Tarpley (U.S. residency).

 


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