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Top two women's team square off
by Paul Kennedy, October 19th, 2012 12:06AM

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[PREVIEW: USA-Germany] Interim coach Jill Ellis will lead the U.S. women's national team in a battle of the world's top two ranked women's national teams on Saturday at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill. (Fox Soccer: 6:30 p.m. ET), and Tuesday at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. (NBC Sports Network: 7:30 p.m. ET). There is no change in the U.S. roster from the team that won the 2012 Olympic gold medal. Germany's squad includes five players from its 2012 Under-20 Women's World Cup runner-up team.

Ellis, who is currently the development director for the U.S. women's national team and has expressed no interest in pursuing the national team coaching job on a permanent basis, replaces Pia Sundhage, who completed her tenure with an impressive 91-6-10 record.

U.S. Soccer is in the process of interviewing candidates for the head coach position, but there is no set timetable to make a final decision.

Philadelphia Independence head coach Paul Riley, Notre Dame and U.S. U-23 women's head coach Randy Waldrum and former national team head coach Tony DiCicco are reported to be among the candidates.

There is no change in the U.S. roster from the team that won the 2012 Olympic gold medal.

Germany's squad includes five players from its 2012 Under-20 Women's World Cup runner-up team:  goalie Laura Benkarth, defenders Luisa Wensing and Leonie Maier and forwards Lena Lotzen and Dzsenifer Marozsan, winner of the Adidas Golden Ball award as the tournament's best player.

(Germany did not qualify for the Olympics after being upset in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Women's World Cup.)

U.S. ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Hope Solo, 18-Nicole Barnhart
DEFENDERS (6): 2-Heather Mitts, 3-Christie Rampone, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O'Hara, 6-Amy LePeilbet, 19-Rachel Buehler
MIDFIELDERS (5): 7-Shannon Boxx, 9-Heather O'Reilly, 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 17-Tobin Heath
FORWARDS (5): 8-Amy Rodriguez, 11-Sydney Leroux, 12-Lauren Cheney, 13-Alex Morgan, 20-Abby Wambach

GERMANY ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Nadine Angerer, 12-Almuth Schult, 21-Laura Benkarth
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Bianca Schmidt, 3-Saskia Bartusiak, 4-Babett Peter, 5-Annike Krahn, 15-Verena Faibt, 22-Luisa Wensing, 23-Leonie Maier
MIDFIELDERS (7): 6-Simone Laudehr, 7-Melanie Behringer, 8-Kim Kulig, 10-Linda Bresonik, 17-Viola Odebrecht, 18-Svenja Huth, 20-Lena Goebling
FORWARDS (6): 9-Alexandra Popp, 11-Anja Mittag, 13-Celia Okoyino da Mbabi, 14-Dzsenifer Marozsan, 16-Martina Muller, 24-Lena Lotzen



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