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Offline redrobin

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27 players called in for US WNT camp
« on: May 22, 2008, 01:41:47 AM »
27 players called in for U.S. Women's National Team camp
Monday, May 19, 2008

CHICAGO (May 19, 2008) – U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage will bring 27 players to a two-week training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., starting Monday, May 19, and running through Monday, June 2.

At the end of the camp, Sundhage will choose a 20-player roster to compete in the 2008 Peace Queen Cup in South Korea, where the U.S. will play Australia (June 15), Brazil (June 17) and Italy (June 19). If the USA wins the group, it will play for the Peace Queen Cup title on June 21. The U.S. leaves for South Korea on June 8. All the USA’s group matches will be played in Suwon, South Korea.

Two players currently recovering from minor surgery – goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart (knee) and captain Christie Rampone (gall bladder) – will join the camp should they be fit enough to participate. Defender Keeley Dowling and midfielder Angie Woznuk return to camp after missing action while recovering from back injuries.

This will be the second edition of the Peace Queen Cup, with the USA winning the inaugural tournament in 2006. The competition also features North Korea, South Korea, Canada and Argentina.

Roster by Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3)
Kristin Luckenbill
Briana Scurry
Hope Solo

DEFENDERS (9)
Rachel Buehler
Lori Chalupny
Stephanie Cox
Keeley Dowling
Kendall Fletcher
Ali Krieger
Kate Markgraf
Heather Mitts
Cat Whitehill

MIDFIELDERS (9)
Shannon Boxx
Tobin Heath
Angela Hucles
Carli Lloyd
Leslie Osborne
Lindsay Tarpley
Aly Wagner
Kacey White
Angie Woznuk

FORWARDS (6)
Lauren Cheney
Natasha Kai
Heather O’Reilly
Amy Rodriguez
India Trotter
Abby Wambach

http://womensprosoccer.com/newsitem_ektid2808.aspx

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Re: 27 players called in for US WNT camp
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 11:49:33 AM »
Just two from that list I've not heard of before.  Hopefully we're see a bit about them at this camp.