The USA is sending three soccer teams to 2007 Pan-American Games July 13-28 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: the U-18 men's national team, U-20 women's national team and futsal national team.
The U.S. women kick off the games on July 12 against Paraguay and will play four games in the group stage. The men's tournament kicks off on July 15 for the USA, which will face Venezuela in the first of three group matches. The U.S. Futsal team will kick off the tournament on July 23 and play on three consecutive days, with placement matches on July 27-28.
ESPN Deportes will broadcast both the U.S. women's and U.S. men's matches against Mexico, on July 20 at 11:30 a.m. ET and July 21 at 9 a.m. ET, respectively, as well as the men's semifinals, final and third-place match. The women's semifinals, final and third-place match will be broadcast depending on the U.S. team's placement in those matches.
U.S. MEN'S PAN-AMERICAN GAMES ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS:Warren Gross (Black Watch Premier), Kevin Klasila (Real So Cal).
DEFENDERS:Kevin Alston (Indiana Univ.), Shawn Barry (Schulz Academy), Greg Eckhardt (Clemson Univ.), Greg Folk (UCLA), Chance Myers (UCLA)
MIDFIELDERS:Jalil Anibaba (San Juan Thunder), Danny Barrera (Rampage FC), TJ Cyrus (Virginia Rush), Jeremy Hall (Univ. of Maryland), Dan Kelly (Indiana University), Stephen McCarthy (Santa Clara Univ.), Michael Stephens (UCLA)
FORWARDS:Danny Cruz (Sereno White), Omar Gonzalez (Univ. of Maryland), Peri Marosevic (Univ. of Michigan).
U.S. WOMEN'S PAN-AMERICAN GAMES ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS: Chantel Jones (Virginia), Alyssa Naeher (Penn State).
DEFENDERS:Lauren Barnes (Arsenal FC), Kaley Fountain (Wake Forest), Nikki Marshall (Colorado), Brittany Taylor (Connecticut), Lauren Wilmoth (UCLA).
MIDFIELDERS: Becky Edwards (Florida State), Tobin Heath (North Carolina), Teresa Noyola (Palo Alto, Calif.) Nikki Washington (North Carolina), Kylie Wright (So Cal Blues).
FORWARDS: Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Michelle Enyeart (Portland), Melissa Henderson (Dallas Texans Red), Jessica McDonald (Phoenix College), Casey Nogueira (North Carolina), Kelley O'Hara (Stanford).
U.S. FUTSAL PAN-AMERICAN GAMES ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS:Nick Vorberg (Milwaukee Wave), Brett Phillips (Milwaukee Wave)
DEFENDERS:Pat Morris (Philadelphia KiXX), Joe Hammes (Milwaukee Wave), Troy Dusosky (Milwaukee Wave)