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Montoya brings in 24 players for final look
March 22nd, 2012 12:27AM

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[U.S. UNDER-17 WOMEN] Coach Albertin Montoya has called up 24 players to what is the final event for the U.S. under-17 women's national team before it enters Concacaf qualifying for the 2012 U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan. Six players who did not travel to Spain for the Ten Nations Tournament will be brought back in for one final look April 1-10 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. All six have previous experience with the U-17s: Joanna Boyles (Chelsea Ladies), Caroline Chagares (PDA Slammers), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA Lightning), Kayla Mills (Slammers FC), Arielle Ship (Real So Cal) and Darian Jenkins (Sparta SC).

The qualifying tournament will be held in Guatemala from May 2-12 and will send three countries to the third World Cup for U-17 women to be held Sept. 22-Oct. 13. Montoya will choose a roster of 20 players to travel to Guatemala, where the USA will face Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago and the Bahamas in group play.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell (Concorde Fire South; Kennesaw, Ga.), Cassie Miller (Sereno FC; Cave Creek, Ariz.)
DEFENDERS (7): Brittany Basinger (FC Virginia; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Slammers FC; Newport Beach, Calif.), Miranda Freeman (Lady Renegades SC; Royal Palm Beach, Fla.), Lauren Kaskie (Heat FC; Las Vegas, Nev.), Gabbi Miranda (Colorado Rush; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Lizzy Raben (Colorado Rush; Greenwood, Colo.), Morgan Reid (Chelsea Ladies; Cary, N.C.)
MIDFIELDERS (10): Morgan Andrews (FC Stars of Mass.; Milford, N.H.), Joanna Boyles (Chelsea Ladies; Raleigh, N.C), Caroline Chagares (PDA Slammers; Wyckoff, N.J.), Summer Green (Michigan Hawks; Milford, Mich.), Gabrielle Matulich (MVLA Lightning; Los Gatos, Calif.), Kayla Mills (Slammers FC; West Covina, Calif.), Sarah Robinson (MVLA Lightning; Los Altos, Calif.), Arielle Ship (Real So Cal; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Morgan Stanton (Colorado Rush; Lakewood, Colo.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
FORWARDS (5): Emily Bruder (Utah Avalanche; Sandy, Utah), Darian Jenkins (Sparta SC; Riverton, Utah), Amber Munerlyn (So Cal Blues; Corona, Calif.), Toni Payne (Concorde Fire; Birmingham, Ala.), Margaret Purce (Freestate Soccer; Olney, Md.)



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  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: March 22, 2012 at 2:58 a.m.
    There is a player that should definitely be on this roster, and Montoya should know about her. #4 on Castro Valley United GU16: http://rankings.gotsport.com/rankings/team.aspx?TeamID=335441 There seems to be so little real quality at this age, and I rarely see a real difference-maker. I watched her take apart a very good Deanza midfield at a recent tournament. Fans of the game always say, "I know this great player", and the pundits uniformly discount these claims. Well, this girl is just hardwired differently, and while very raw, has the makings of a really top midfielder. I have no idea who she is, but she's the real deal.


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