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U.S under-20 women's national team roster
June 12th, 2008 6:45AM
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U.S under-20 women's national team roster

The U.S. under-20 women's national team is training high in the mountains in Park City, Utah, for the final camp before it heads to Puebla, Mexico, for the Concacaf qualifying tournament for this fall's Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chile.

Coach Tony DiCicco brought in 24 players, adding Portland's Keelin Winters, who was not with the squad that went to Clemson, S.C., last month.

Casey Nogueira, one of three North Carolina players on the team, has already played for the U.S. senior national team. UCLA-bound Sydney Leroux represented Canada at the 2004 U-19 World Cup in Thailand.

"Dealing with altitude is no easy task and requires approximately three weeks of training at altitude to become totally acclimated, which, of course, we don't have," said DiCicco before leaving for Utah. "But for psychological as well as physiological reasons, we are going to Park City to train at almost 7,000 feet. From zero to 5,000 feet there is not much difference, but every 1,000 feet above 5,000 feet, the maximum oxygen intake is reduced by three percent, which is considerable. To train at altitude is important for us and hopefully we can go to Mexico much more confident."

The USA will face Trinidad & Tobago (June 18), Cuba (June 20) and Mexico (June 22) in Group A play. Group B features Canada, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Jamaica.

The all-important semifinals will be held on June 25 with the third-place match championship game taking place on June 28. Estadio Cuauhtemoc holds more than 45,000 fans.

The top three finishers in the qualifying tournament will earn berths to the U-20 Women's World Cup being held Nov. 19-Dec. 7 in Chile.

U.S. U-20 Training Camp Roster
GOALKEEPERS:Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M), Chantel Jones (Virginia), Alyssa Naeher (Penn State);
DEFENDERS:Kaley Fountain (Wake Forest), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame), Liz Harkin (Arizona State), Brittney Macdonald (Miami, Fla.), Nikki Marshall (Colorado), Elli Reed (Portland);
MIDFIELDERS: Becky Edwards (Florida State), Meghan Klingenberg (North Carolina), Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding), Teresa Noyola (MVLA Mercury, Calif.), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown), Keelin Winters (Portland);
FORWARDS:Kiersten Dallstream (Washington State), Gina DiMartino (Boston College), Michelle Enyeart (Portland), Sydney Leroux (Sereno FC, Ariz.), Jessica McDonald (Phoenix College), Alex Morgan (Cal), Casey Nogueira (North Carolina), Kelley O'Hara (Stanford), Nikki Washington (North Carolina)


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