Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Frauen-Nati offers test at sold-out WakeMed Soccer Park
by Paul Kennedy, August 20th, 2014 3:08AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  switzerland, women's national team

MOST COMMENTED

[USA-SWITZERLAND] The USA and Switzerland will meet for the first time ever when they face off Wednesday night in Cary, North Carolina, where the match at 10,000-seat WakeMed Soccer Park has been sold out for almost a month. The Swiss, loaded with foreign-based players, arrive as the first European team to clinch a berth in next year's Women's World Cup.



The match, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be shown on ussoccer.com, will be the third of the year since head coach Jill Ellis was officially been named to her position.

She called up just 19 players for the game and will choose 18 for the game-day roster. Ten are involved in this weekend's NWSL semifinals, while Morgan Brian starts her senior year at Virginia.

The USA will face Mexico on Sept. 13 in Sandy, Utah, and on Sept. 18 in Rochester, New York, ahead of Concacaf qualifying for the Women's World Cup in October in four U.S. venues.

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, who needs just one more shutout to surpass the U.S. record of 71 she shares with Briana Scurry, will be tested against a Swiss team that won European Group 3 with one match to play and joined Canada, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea and Thailand as the first seven teams to qualify for next year's Women's World Cup.

The Frauen-Nati frontline features former Ohio State star Lara Dickenmann, who plays for France champion Lyon and leads Switzerland in Women’s World Cup qualifying with 10 goals. Fabienne Humm and Ramona Bachmann, who played for the Atlanta Beat, have eight goals apiece.

Switzerland’s coach is former Germany international Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, who played more than 100 international matches and played in the 1991, 1995 and 1999 Women’s World Cups as well as the 1996 Olympics.

The Frauen-Nati features 11 German-based players in addition to Sandy Maendly with Hellas Verona in Italy, Bachmann with FC Rosengard in Sweden and Dickenmann  at Lyon.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 18-Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (6): 19-Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), 16-Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), 25-Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), 11-Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 7-Morgan Brian (Univ. of Virginia), 12-Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), 10-Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), 6-Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), 9-Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), 15-Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): 2-Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), 13-Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), 23-Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), 8-Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), 20-Abby Wambach (WNY Flash).

Switzerland Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (2): 1-Thalmann Gaëlle (Duisburg/GER), 12-Senia Michel (USV Jena/GER)
DEFENDERS (5): 2-Nicole Remund (FC Zurich Frauen), 5-Noëlle Maritz (Wolfsburg/GER), 6-Selina Kuster (FC Zurich Frauen), 14-Rahel Kiwic (Duisburg/GER), 15- Caroline Abbe (Bayern Munich/GER)
MIDFIELDERS (6): 7-Martina Moser (Hoffenheim/GER), 8-Sandy Maendly (Hellas Verona/ITA), 9-Lia Waelti (FFC Turbine Potsdam/GER), 16-Fabienne Humm (FC Zurich Frauen), 18-Vanessa Bürki (Bayern Munich/GER), 22-Vanessa Bernauer (Wolfsburg/GER)
FORWARDS (5): 10-Ramona Bachmann (FC Rosengard/SWE), 11-Lara Dickenmann (Lyon/FRA), 13-Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (FFC Frankfurt/GER), 19-Eseosa Aigbogun (FC Basel), 23-Fabienne Bangerter (Freiburg/GER)


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
No Giovani dos Santos in Mexico squad    
Just weeks after joining the LA Galaxy, Giovani dos Santos is out of the team under ...
USA and Mexico will split Rose Bowl tickets    
When the USA played Mexico in the 2011 Gold Cup final at the Rose Bowl, the ...
What They're Saying: FIFA statement    
"The growth of football and the increased participation levels in the U.S. have been tremendous and ...
RSL promotes Waibel, moves Zarkos into soccer operations    
With the exit of general manager Garth Lagerwey to Seattle at the end of the 2014 ...
Chicago Fire completes Maloney transfer    
Scottish midfielder Shaun Maloney is headed back to England, ending one of the shorter Designated Player ...
Canada calls up nine MLS players to face Belize     
Forward Cyle Larin heads a list of nine MLS players chosen by Canada head coach Benito ...
NASL Roundup: Rowdies hand the reins to Stuart Campbell    
After serving one game as Tampa Bay Rowdies interim coach in the wake of the firing ...
Spirit and FCKC headed to NWSL playoffs after 0-0 tie    
With two weekends left in the NWSL's third season, the suspense is over. Seattle Reign FC ...
What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs    
"We had to take it seriously. Finally we decided to start negotiations with City." -- VfL ...
Video Pick: A James-to-Isco golazo in Real Madrid practice    
Real Madrid's Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez shows how he delivers the ball and watch how flying ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives