Stephanie Amack (#16) was called up for the USA women's under-20 national team training camp ahead of August's FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. (Photo: Mexsport)
SEATTLE, Washington – The United States under-20 women’s national team opened Wednesday a two-week long training camp with 27 players, before traveling to Canada for the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
After the gathering in Seattle, head coach Michelle French will name a final roster of 21 players, who will represent the U.S. as it bids to win a second straight title.
"As we head into our final camp prior to the World Cup, there is certainly a heightened feeling of excitement and anticipation as we look to put the final pieces in place," said French. "At the conclusion of this camp, we’ll have our final roster and will also have layered in some final key elements to help in our overall performance on the field once we get to Canada."
The training camp roster features 17 members of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship winning squad.
Two players -- defenders Cari Roccaro and Stephanie Amack -- are holdovers from the U.S. team that captured the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan
In Canada, the Americans will face Group B opponents Germany (August 5), Brazil (August 8) and China PR (August 12).
UNITED STATES UNDER-20 WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
(Training Camp: July 9-23, 2014)
GOALKEEPERS: Jane Campbell (Stanford University), Rose Chandler (Concorde Fire), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA), Morgan Stearns (University of Virginia)
DEFENDERS: Stephanie Amack (Stanford University), Brittany Basinger (Penn State University), Christina Gibbons (Duke University), Laura Liedle (Stanford University), Katie Naughton (University of Notre Dame), Kaleigh Riehl (Braddock Road Youth Club), Cari Roccaro (University of Notre Dame)
MIDFIELDERS: Morgan Andrews (University of Notre Dame), Carlyn Baldwin (Braddock Road Youth Club), Joanna Boyles (University of North Carolina), Nickolette Driesse (Florida State University), Rachel Hill (University of Connecticut), Rose Lavelle (University of Wisconsin), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado), Taylor Racioppi (Player Development Academy), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC)
FORWARDS: Makenzy Doniak (University of Virginia), Summer Green (University of North Carolina), Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint-Germain/France), Darian Jenkins (UCLA), Savannah Jordan (University of Florida), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College), Margaret Purce (Harvard University)