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Strong NWSL influence to U.S. squad
September 2nd, 2013 8:31PM
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[USA-MEXICO] Just three days after the conclusion of the first NWSL season, the U.S. women's national team gets back into action against Mexico Wednesday at Washington's RFK Stadium. There will be a strong NWSL flavor to the game as the league's MVP, Goalie of the Year, Defender of the Year and Rookie of the Year will all play in the game.

Lauren Holiday, who was named the NWSL MVP, is one of six players from FC Kansas City called up along with Goalie of the Year Nicole Barnhart, Defender of the Year Becky Sauerbrunn and Rookie of the Year Erika Tymrak, Kristie Mewis and Leigh Ann Robinson.

The NWSL has already paid off for the national team as Tymrak and Robinson, who will both be seeking their first caps, would have unlikely to have been called up but for their strong play in the new league.

Three U.S. collegians have been called up: Crystal Dunn, Morgan Brian and uncapped Vanessa DiBernardo, daughter of former U.S. international Angelo DiBernardo. Vanessa would become the first player whose father played for USA to be capped for the women's national team if she plays.

They will all get shots because a number of regulars are unavailable. Tobin Heath, the MVP of the NWSL championship game, and Megan Rapinoe are nursing foot injuries, while Shannon Boxx and Kelley O'Hara have been out with long-term injuries.

Ali Krieger recently moved to play for Tyreso in Sweden. Krieger, Tyreso teammate Christen Press and Liverpool defender Whitney Engen remained in Europe.

TV: The USA-Mexico, which will kick off at 8 p.m. ET, will air live on Fox Sports 1 in what will be the first international soccer match on the new network. JP Dellacamera and former U.S. defender Kate Markgraf will be calling the action with Jenn Hildreth on the sidelines.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 18-Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign)
DEFENDERS (6): 19-Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), 6-Crystal Dunn (UNC), 8-Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), 22-Leigh Ann Robinson (FC Kansas City), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 16-Yael Averbuch (Gothenborg), 14-Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois), 25-Morgan Brian (Virginia), 12-Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), 10-Carli Lloyd (Western NY Flash), 9-Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), 23-Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)
FORWARDS (3): 2-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 13-Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), 20-Abby Wambach (Western NY Flash)


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