The U.S. under-15 girls national team will play its first-ever full international matches, facing the Japanese U-16 girls national team twice at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
U.S. head coach Tad Bobak will bring 26 players to training camp starting Monday and running through Friday. The U.S. U-15s will face Japan on Wednesday and Friday, both at The HDC.
The Japanese have already qualified for next year's FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup being held in New Zealand. They finished second behind North Korea at the 2007 AFC U-16 Womens Championships, held last March in Malaysia.
U.S. U-15 Girls' National Team Roster
GOALKEEPERS (4):Erin Dees (Downers Grove, Ill.), Makenna Henry (Fountain Valley, Calif.), Emily Oliver (Flossmoor, Ill.), Anna Sieloff (Troy, Mich.);
DEFENDERS (9):Mackenzie Akerfelds (Littleton, Colo.), Mia Bruno (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.), Briana Hovington (Lothian, Md.), Emi Lawson (Shoreline, Wash.), Meg Morris (Montclair, N.J.), Megan Oyster (Naperville, Ill.), Mollie Pathman (Durham, N.C.), Catherine Sessions (Woodbury, Minn.), Carrie Whigman (Phoenix, Ariz.);
MIDFIELDERS (8):Michelle Cruz (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Naperville, Ill.), Zoe Dickson (Orange, Calif.), Kylie Facinelli (Del Mar, Calif.), Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick (Pleasanton, Calif.), Natalia Ledezma (La Mirada, Calif.), Samantha Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Kealia Ohai (Draper, Utah);
FORWARDS (5):Kaley Blades (Largo, Fla.), Kori Chapic (Russel, Ohio), Maya Hayes (West Orange, N.J.), Devin Marshall (Bonita, Calif.), Tawni Martino (Irvine, Calif.)