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Sundhage calls up 28 players before New Zealand game
February 2nd, 2012 8PM

TAGS:  women's national team


[USA WOMEN] U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has named 28 players for a training camp prior to the team's first domestic match of the year against New Zealand Feb. 11 at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas, where more than 14,000 tickets have already been sold.

Nineteen of the 20 players on the roster from Concacaf Olympic qualifying will be in Texas. Defender Ali Krieger suffered tears to the MCL and ACL in her right knee in the first game of the tournament and will undergo surgery this week.

Sundhage has called back into camp goalkeepers Jill Loyden and Ashlyn Harris, defenders Stephanie Cox and Whitney Engen, and midfielders Yael Averbuch, Meghan Klingenberg, Kristie Mewis, Christine Nairn and Keelin Winters.

U.S. Women's Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris, Jill Loyden, Hope Solo
DEFENDERS (8): Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O'Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn
MIDFIELDERS (12): Yael Averbuch, Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Meghan Klingenberg, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Kristie Mewis, Christine Nairn, Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Keelin Winters
FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach

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