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U.S. SOCCER: U-21s open Nordic Cup vs. Swiss
July 27th, 2000 12AM
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The U.S. under-21 women's national team defends its 1999 Nordic Cup championship when it opens 2000 Nordic Cup play against Switzerland on July 28. U.S. coach Jillian Ellis brings 18 players to her first Nordic Cup. Ellis, the women's coach at UCLA, included Olympic hopeful Christie Welsh and just one overage player, former Portland star Michelle French. The Nordic Cup, the unofficial world championship for the U-21 age group, allows each team to bring two overage players. In last year's tournament, which was held in Iceland, the USA defeated Norway, 2-1, in the final. The United States also won the Nordic Cup in 1993 and 1997. The tournament consists of two groups of four. The group winners play for the championship. The rest of the teams will play for third through eighth place. The United States is in Group B with Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. U.S. Under-21 Roster
PlayerPositionHt.DOBHometownCollege
Branam, JenniG5-810/8/80Placentia, Calif.North Carolina
Solo, HopeG5-87/30/81Richland, Wa.Washington
Borgman, DanielleD5-54/25/80Cincinnati, OhioNorth Carolina
French, MichelleD5-41/27/77Kent, Wash.Portland
Kraus, AnnaD5-47/29/80Mountain View, Calif.Santa Clara
Pryce, NandiD5-105/30/82Casselberry, Fla.UCLA
Reddick, CatherineD5-52/10/82Birmingham, Ala.North Carolina
Cramer, AleishaM5-117/29/82Lakewood, Colo.Brigham Young
Kluegel, JenaM5-311/11/79Mahtomedi, Minn.North Carolina
Monroe, Mary-FrancesM5-12/7/80East Northport, N.Y.Connecticut
Wagner, AlyM5-58/20/80San Jose, Calif.Santa Clara
Zepeda, VeronicaM5-26/11/82Riverside, Calif.Santa Clara
Bush, SusanF5-411/10/80Houston, TexasNorth Carolina
Patrick, KimF5-53/17/81Pleasanton, Calif.North Carolina
Putz, CarolineF5-77/12/80Bountiful, UtahWashington
Ramsey, AlyssaF5-99/21/82Charlotte, N.C.North Carolina
Wallis, MarciaF5-63/31/81Los Gatos, Calif.Stanford
Welsh, ChristieF5-102/27/81Massapequa, N.Y.Penn State
Nordic Cup Schedule
July 28LocalET TimeSite
Norway vs. Denmark4:45 p.m.10:45 a.m.Stegaurach
Germany vs. Iceland7:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Stegaurach
Finland vs. Sweden4:45 p.m.10:45 a.m.Nurnberg
USA vs. Switzerland7:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Nurnberg
July 30LocalET TimeSite
Iceland vs. Norway12:45 p.m.6:45 a.m.Bayreuth
Denmark vs. Germany3:00 p.m.9:00 a.m.Bayreuth
Switzerland vs. Finland12:45 p.m.6:45 a.m.Hof
USA vs. Sweden9:00 a.m.Hof
Aug. 1LocalET TimeSite
Iceland vs. Denmark4:45 p.m.10:45 a.m.Frohnlach
Germany vs. Norway7:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Frohnlach
Switzerland vs. Sweden4:45 p.m.10:45 a.m.Bamberg
USA vs. Finland7:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Bamberg
Aug. 3LocalET TimeSite
7th-8th PlaceNoon6:00 a.m.Coburg
5th-6th Place2:00 p.m.8:00 a.m.Coburg
3rd-4th Place3:15 p.m.9:15 a.m.Weisman
1st-2nd Place5:30 p.m.11:30 a.m.Weisman


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