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Americans put streak on line in Offenbach
April 4th, 2013 11:34PM

TAGS:  germany, women's national team


[GERMANY-USA] The USA will put its 29-game unbeaten streak on the line Friday when it faces Germany in Offenbach (,, 12:15 p.m. ET). The game will be the second meeting of the world's top teams in less than a month. More than 20,000 fans are expected at the Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium for the game, which takes place on the 100th anniversary of U.S. Soccer's founding.

The USA beat Germany, 2-0, to win the 2013 Algarve Cup on a pair of goals by Alex Morgan. The only additions to the roster from the Algarve Cup team are goalkeeper Adrianna Franch and defenders Julie Johnston and Meghan Klingenberg.

Celia Okoyino Da Mbabi, Nadine Gessler, Dzsenifer Marozsan and Verena Faisst, who all scored at the Algarve Cup, will lead Germany's lineup.

Germany Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Nadine Angerer (Frankfurt), 12-Almuth Schult (Bad Neuenahr), 21-Kathrin Langert (Bayern Munich)
DEFENDERS (7): 2-Bianca Schmidt (Frankfurt), 3-Saskia Bartusiak (Frankfurt), 4-Babett Peter (Frankfurt), 22-Luisa Wensing (Wolfsburg), 23-Josephine Henning (Wolfsburg), 25-Leonie Maier (Bad Neuenahr), 27-Jennifer Cramer (Turbine Potsdam)
MIDFIELDERS (8): 7-Melanie Behringer (Frankfurt), 8-Kim Kulig (Frankfurt), 10-Linda Bresonik (Paris SG, France), 15-Verena Faisst (Wolfsburg), 17-Viola Odebrecht (Wolfsburg), 18-Svenja Huth (Frankfurt), 20-Lena Goessling (Wolfsburg), 26-Nadine Kessler (Wolfsburg)
FORWARDS (5): 9-Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg), 11-Anja Mittag (Malmo), 13-Celia Okoyino da Mbabi (Bad Neuenahr), 14-Dzsenifer Marozsan (Frankfurt), 24-Lena Lotzen (Bayern Munich)

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 18-Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), 21-Adrianna Franch (Western New York Flash), 24-Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit)
DEFENDERS (9): 19-Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), 6-Crystal Dunn (UNC), 14-Whitney Engen (Liverpool), 25-Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), 22-Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 16-Yael Averbuch (Göteborg), 7-Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), 12-Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), 17-Tobin Heath (PSG), 8-Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), 9-Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Lyon)
FORWARDS (4): 2-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 13-Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), 23-Christen Press (Tyresö), 20-Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash)

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