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Big crowd set for season finale in Arizona
by Paul Kennedy, November 18th, 2011 5:05PM

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[USA-SWEDEN WOMEN] The U.S. women's national team will play its final match of 2011 Saturday when it hosts Sweden at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. As a testament to the interest in the U.S. women, runners-up at the 2011 Women's World Cup, more than 16,000 tickets have been sold for the match.

(The game will air on ussoccer.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET.)

Their World Cup run in Germany included a road bump in the first round as Sweden beat the USA, 2-1, to conclude group play. It set up a match for the Americans against Brazil, which turned out to be one of the classic games in women's history.

The Americans had also opened the 2011 season with a 2-1 loss to Sweden at the Four Nations Tournament in Chongqing, China.

Coach Pia Sundhage will pick 18 players from the 30 who have been training in Arizona for her game-day roster.

Three players in the U.S. camp recently returned from playing the end of the Swedish club season: Whitney Engen (Tryese), Becky Edwards (Hammarby) and Val Henderson (KIF Orebro).

U.S. ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart (Philadelphia Independence), Ashlyn Harris (Western New York Flash), Val Henderson (Philadelphia Independence), Jill Loyden (out of contract)
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Boston Breakers), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Whitney Engen (Western New York Flash), Meghan Klingenberg (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (FFC Frankfurt), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Atlanta Beat), Christie Rampone (out of contract), Becky Sauerbrunn (out of contract)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Yael Averbuch (Western New York Flash), Brittany Bock (Western New York Flash), Shannon Boxx (out of contract), Becky Edwards (Western New York Flash), Tobin Heath (Sky Blue FC), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Atlanta Beat), Kelley O'Hara (Boston Breakers), Heather O'Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Megan Rapinoe (out of contract), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown Univ.), Keelin Winters (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (5): Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (out of contract)

SWEDEN ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 12-Kristin Hammarstrom (Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC), 1-Hedvig Lindahl (Kristianstads DFF)
DEFENDERS (7): 7-Sara Larsson (KIF Orebro DFF), 2-Emma Berglund (Umea IK), 19-Jessica Samuelsson (Linkopings FC), 13-Emmelie Konradsson (Umea IK), 3-Linda Sembrant (Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC), 4-Annica Svensson (Tyreso FF), 6-Sara Thunebro (FFC Frankfurt-GER)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 17-Lisa Dahlkvist (Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC), 18-Nilla Fischer (LdB FC Malmo), 22-Louise Fors (Linkopings FC), 5-Marina Pettersson Engstrom (KIF Orebro DFF), 11-Antonia Goransson (FFC Turbine Potsdam-GER), 14-Johanna Almgren (Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC)
FORWARDS (5): 16-Madelaine Edlund (Tyreso FF), 10-Sofia Jakobsson (FC Rossiyanka-RUS), 9-Jessica Landstrom (FFC Frankfurt-GER), 8-Lotta Schelin (Lyon-FRA), 20-Susanne Moberg (Kristianstads DFF)



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