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U.S. Under-20 Women's World Cup roster
by Paul Kennedy, October 28th, 2008 7AM

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U.S. under-20 women's national team coach Tony DiCicco named the 20 players who will represent the USA at the 2008 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup, which takes place Nov. 19-Dec. 7 in Chile.

Three players from Portland -- Michelle Enyeart, Elli Reed and Keelin Winters -- and two from North Carolina -- Meghan Klingenberg and Nikki Washington -- highlight the squad.

Four players have redshirted or delayed enrollment in college -- goalies Chantel Jones (Virginia) and Cat Parkhill (Minnesota) and midfielders Christine Nairn (Penn State) and Ingrid Wells (Georgetown).

"I have tremendous respect for this group of players," said DiCicco. "They have sacrificed a lot to play for our national team, including missing out on part of their college seasons. But this group has achieved a level of team chemistry and inner support structure that is unique and special. It is a privilege to coach them and as individual players, they possess outstanding soccer pedigree. Our team strength is our unity and a different cast of stars emerges each game."

Due to the overlap of the event with the NCAA season, several players who were a part of the team that successfully qualified by finishing second at the Concacaf championship will not to travel to Chile.

They include Stanford's Kelley O'Hara, the leading scorer in qualifying with six goals in five games. North Carolina's Jessica McDonald and Casey Nogueira also took part in qualifying.

The USA will face France on Nov. 19 and Argentina on Nov. 22 at the Estadio Nelson Oyarzun in Chillan, then travel to Estadio German Becker in Temuco to conclude group play on Nov. 26 against China.

U.S. ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS: Chantel Jones (Virginia redshirt), Alyssa Naeher (Penn State), Cat Parkhill (Minnesota redshirt).
DEFENDERS: Kiersten Dallsteam (Washington State), Kaley Fountain (Wake Forest), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame), Liz Harkin (Arizona State), Meghan Klingenberg (North Carolina), Nikki Marshall (Colorado).
MIDFIELDERS: Gina DiMartino (Boston College), Becky Edwards (Florida State), Christine Nairn (Penn State '09), Elli Reed (Portland), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown redshirt), Keelin Winters (Portland).
FORWARDS: Michelle Enyeart (Portland), Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Alyssa Mautz (Texas A&M), Alex Morgan (California), Nikki Washington (North Carolina).



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