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U.S. women's national team roster
by Paul Kennedy, August 29th, 2014 8:55PM
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[SALT LAKE CITY CAMP] Jill Ellis will get her first extended look at her current U.S. women’s national team squad when players -- 28 in all -- begin to arrive next Friday for a training camp ahead of a pair of matches against Mexico as the USA warms up for the Concacaf Women's Championship it will host in October.

The matches against Mexico will be held on Sept. 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and on Sept. 18 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester, New York.

Ellis will have to name a 20-player roster for the Concacaf Women's Championship that will serve as qualifying for the 2015 Women’s World Cup qualifying. The tournament will take place Oct. 15-26 in Kansas City, Kansas; Bridgeview, Illinois; Washington, D.C.; and Chester, Pennsylvania.

“Obviously as a coaching staff in the international arena, you are delighted when you can get a large group of players together for an extended period,” said Ellis. “It’s no secret that the battle for spots on the qualifying roster will be extremely competitive and we’re looking forward to the training environment and two tough games against a Mexico team that we will likely see again during the CONCACAF Championship.”

Twenty-five of the 28 players have represented the USA in international competition. The others will be brought in are midfielder Shannon Boxxand goalkeepers Nicole Barnhartand Alyssa Naeher, all of whom have yet to see action in 2014. Four players who have played for the USA will not be in camp: Sarah Hagen, Jill Loyden, Sam Mewisand Erika Tymrak.

The majority of the roster will begin training in Salt Lake City on Sept. Friday with the eight players who are playing in Sunday's NWSL championship game between Seattle and FC Kansas City getting a few extra days off. Morgan Brian, the lone collegian on the roster, will arrive into camp on Sept. 7 after completing her weekend games with the University of Virginia.

U.S. Roster:
GOALKEEPERS (4):Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (10): Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Houston Dash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Houston Dash), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (9):Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Morgan Brian (Univ. of Virginia), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Kristie Mewis (Boston Breakers), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5):Sydney Leroux (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash).


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