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Ellis begins second stint as interim coach
by Paul Kennedy, April 9th, 2014 10:46PM

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[USA-CHINA] There will be one change when the USA and China face off for the second time in five days Thursday in San Diego (live on NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET). Head coach Tom Sermanni will be replaced on the U.S. bench by Jill Ellis, who begins her second stint as interim coach following Sermanni's shock firing after Sunday's game.

Ellis, who was hired as the women's youth development director in 2011 after leaving UCLA, was also the interim head coach at the end of 2012, leading the team to a 5-0-2 record after Pia Sundhage left and before Sermanni came aboard. How long her stint is this time remains to be seen. After Thursday's match, the next women's game is May 8 against Canada in Winnipeg.

Three players have left the U.S. camp. Defender Christie Rampone (toe) and midfielder Kristie Mewis (ankle) both came into camp only for rehab with the team's medical staff. Forward Katie Stengel, in her first call-up, was brought in to train for a week and then as previously planned has returned to Wake Forest, where she is finishing up work toward graduation.

China is preparing for Asian Women's World Cup qualifying in Vietnam later this spring. It did not qualify in 2011, finishing fourth in regional qualifying, but should cruise this time as the finals have been expanded to 24 teams, increasing the number of berths awarded from each confederation. In addition, North Korea, one of the Asian finalists in 2011, is ineligible this time.



U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (3): 21-Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC), 18-Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (7): 14-Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), 6-Whitney Engen (Tyresö), 25-Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 5-Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), 16-Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (7): 7-Morgan Brian (Virginia), 17-Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-Germain), 12-Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), 10-Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), 22-Samantha Mewis (UCLA), 9-Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (4): 2-Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), 23-Christen Press (Tyresö), 8-Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), 20-Abby Wambach (WNY Flash).

CHINA Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Zhang Yue (Beijing), 22-Wang Yun (Jiangsu)
DEFENDERS (4): 3-Wang Lingling (Beijing), 6-Zeng Ying (Jiangsu), 26-Li Dongna (Tianjin), 30-Liu Shanshan (Hebei)
MIDFIELDERS (12): 7-Xu Yanlu (Jiangsu), 11-Huang Yini (Shanghai), 13-Gao Qi (Guangdong), 14-Wang Shanshan (Tianjin), 16-Wan Chen (Beijing), 17-Li Xiangli (Tianjin), 18-Han Peng (Tianjin), 19-Zhou Feifei (Jiangsu), 21-Wang Lisi (Jiangsu), 23-Ren Guixin (Changchun), 25-Zhang Rui (Army), 28-Zhang Xin (Shanghai)
FORWARDS (4): 9-Lou Jiahui (Henan), 10-Li Ying (Dalian), 20-Song Duan (Dalian), 29-Yang Li (Jiangsu).


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