• Wednesday Mar 26, 2014

    U.S. women call in 24 players for China friendlies

    Amy Rodriguez (pictured) was one of 24 players called up to the United States for two international friendlies against China in April 2014. (Photo: Mexsport)

    CHICAGO - United States women's national team head coach Tom Sermanni on Tuesday announced a roster of a 24 players for a training camp ahead of upcoming friendlies against visiting China PR on April 6 in Commerce City, Colorado, and April 10 in San Diego, California. 

    Of those selected, 22 were with the Americans during the 2014 Algarve Cup in Portugal.  Sermanni added forward Katie Stengel and midfielder Lauren Holiday.  Stengel was a member of the USA's 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup championship team, while Holiday returns after missing the Algarve Cup due to a family commitment.

    The pair of matches will be the USA’s last international games before the start of the National Women’s Soccer League’s second season, which kicks off April 12. 

    The U.S. has an all-time record of 30-12-8 (w-d-l) against the Chinese.


    (International friendlies: April 6 & 10, 2014, home v China)

    GOALKEEPERS: Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

    DEFENDERS: Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Whitney Engen (Tyresö/Sweden), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö/Sweden), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)

    MIDFIELDERS: Morgan Brian (University of Virginia), Tobin Heath (Pairs Saint-Germain/France), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Samantha Mewis (UCLA), Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

    FORWARDS: Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Christen Press (Tyresö/Sweden), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Katie Stengel (LA Blues), Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash) 

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