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Penn freshman named to revamped Russian team
February 7th, 2014 1:42AM
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[USA-RUSSIA]The USA opens a two-game set of women's friendlies against Russia Saturday at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. (live on ussoccer.com webcast, 3:30 p.m. ET).

The USA will then face Russia again Tuesday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta ((live on ussoccer.com webcast, 8 p.m. ET). They will be the first meetings between the two teams since 2002.

The USA heads into the game with a 40-game unbeaten streak. It opened its 2014 campaign with a 1-0 win over Canada before a crowd of more than 20,000 fans in Frisco, Texas.

Russia reached the 2013 UEFA Women's Championship finals, where it finished in third place behind France and Spain, but ahead of England in its group. It split its first two games in 2015 Women's World Cup qualifying, losing to Germany, 9-0, for its worst defeat ever and beating Slovakia, 2-0.

The Russian squad has been revamped since Euro 2013. Among its new players is 19-year-old American Ana Chevtchenko, a freshman at Penn out of Portland, Ore.

The Russians also feature four players from Zorky and three each from Rossiyanka, CSP Izmailovo, Zvezda-2005 and champion Ryazan-VDV.



U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3):18-Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), 21-Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC).
DEFENDERS (9):14-Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), 7-Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), 6-Whitney Engen (Tyresö), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 19-Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), 5-Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), 16-Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC).
MIDFIELDERS (8):25-Morgan Brian (Virginia), 12-Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), 22-Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), 10-Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), 28-Samantha Mewis (UCLA), 9-Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), 17-Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City).
FORWARDS (4):2-Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), 23-Christen Press (Tyresö), 8-Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), 20-Abby Wambach (WNY Flash).

Russia Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Elvira Todua (Rossiyanka), Maria Zhamanakova (Zorky), Alena Beliaeva (Mordovochka).
DEFENDERS (8): Daria Makarenko (Zvezda-2005), Karina Blinskaya (Rossiyanka), Elena Medved (Zorky), Ksenia Kovalenko (CSP Izmailovo), Ksenia Tsybutovich (Ryazan-VDV), Marina Pushkareva (Kubanochka), Valentina Orlova (Zvezda-2005), Ekaterina Dmitrenko (Rossiyanka).
MIDFIELDERS (5):Nelli Korovkina (CSP Izmailovo), Anna Sinyutina (Ryazan-VDV), Svetlana Tsidikova (Zorky), Elena Morozova (Zorky), Alla Sidorovskaya (CSP Izmailovo).
FORWARDS (5):Ana Chevtchenko (University of Pennsylvania), Elena Terekhova (Ryazan-VDV), Elena Kostareva (Kubanochka), Ekaterina Pantyukhina (Zvezda-2005), Alena Andreeva (CSP Izmailovo).


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