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Sundhage goes with all-WPS team
February 6th, 2009 7AM

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[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).



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