Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Sundhage goes with all-WPS team
February 6th, 2009 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[U.S. WOMEN] U.S. women's national team coach Pia Sundhage called up an all-WPS team of players, 18 in all, for the 2009 Algarve Cup, which will be played March 4-11 in southern Portugal. Five players weren't members from last year's Olympic gold-medalist team.

Megan Rapinoe and Tina DiMartino, who just played their last college seasons and went 2-3 in the WPS draft of college players, and Kendall Fletcher, Kacey White and Angie Woznuk, who have all been out of college at least one year, are part of the Algarve Cup squad.

Abby Wambach, who missed the Olympics with a broken leg, is not quite ready to return to competitive action.

With Kate Markgraf pregnant, Olympian Rachel Buehler and Fletcher will compete for playing time in the middle of the defense, although Shannon Boxx also trained at center back during the recently completed camp.

Gold-medalist and No. 1 WPS college pick Amy Rodriguez is the third player from the 2008 college ranks in Sundhage's squad. Lauren Cheney and Tobin Heath, both gold-medalists with remaining college eligibility, are not in the squad.

WPS selections:
Sky Blue FC 4
FC Gold Pride 3
Chicago Red Stars 3
Boston Breakers 3
St. Louis Athletica 3
Los Angeles Sol 2
Washington Freedom 0

U.S. Women's National Team 2009 Algarve Cup Roster
(March 4-11, 2009)

GOALKEEPERS
Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Hope Solo (St. Louis Athletica).
DEFENDERS
Rachel Buehler (FC Gold Pride), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis Athletica), Kendall Fletcher (Los Angeles Sol), Heather Mitts (Boston Breakers), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC).
MIDFIELDERS
Shannon Boxx (Los Angeles Sol), Tina DiMartino (FC Gold Pride), Carli Lloyd (Chicago Red Stars), Heather O'Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Lindsay Tarpley (Chicago Red Stars), Kacey White (Sky Blue FC), Angie Woznuk (St. Louis Athletica).
FORWARDS
Angela Hucles (Boston Breakers), Natasha Kai (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (Boston Breakers).



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Kristi Lefebvre    
"Right now, we play multiple games in a 3-4 day span which makes it essential to ...
Molino hat trick powers Orlando City to 7-0 rout    
[USL PRO: Week 24] Kevin Molino added to his USL PRO scoring record with a hat ...
D.C. United and Galaxy close in on Sounders    
[MLS: Sunday] D.C. United opened up a four-point lead in the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 ...
Guzan's Aston Villa climbs into third place    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Brad Guzan's Aston Villa beat Hull City, 2-1, to move into third place in ...
A-Rod and Holiday lead FC Kansas City to title    
[NWSL: Final] U.S. national team stars Amy Rodriguez and Lauren Holiday teamed up for both goals ...
FC Edmonton ends Minnesota's unbeaten streak    
[NASL: Fall Week 8] FC Edmonton ended Minnesota United FC's 11-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 ...
Dempsey hits dozen mark with shin volley    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Clint Dempsey scored his 11th goal of the season, and 12th since he ...
Turmoil in Toronto leads to shakeup    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Less than 24 hours after an embarrassing 3-0 home loss to New England and ...
What They're Saying: Steven Gerrard    
"If he plays like that for us every week and continues to improve, he could be ...
Reign players reward Harvey with turnaround    
[NWSL: Final] Englishwoman Laura Harvey was an easy choice for NWSL Coach of the Year, taking ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives