U.S. SOCCER: U-21s open Nordic Cup vs. Swiss
The U.S. under-21 women's national team defends its 1999 Nordic Cup championship when it opens 2000 Nordic Cup play against Switzerland on July 28. U.S. coach Jillian Ellis brings 18 players to her
first Nordic Cup. Ellis, the women's coach at UCLA, included Olympic hopeful Christie Welsh and just one overage player, former Portland star Michelle French. The Nordic Cup, the unofficial world
championship for the U-21 age group, allows each team to bring two overage players. In last year's tournament, which was held in Iceland, the USA defeated Norway, 2-1, in the final. The United
States also won the Nordic Cup in 1993 and 1997. The tournament consists of two groups of four. The group winners play for the championship. The rest of the teams will play for third through eighth
place. The United States is in Group B with Switzerland, Sweden and Finland. U.S. Under-21 Roster
| Player ||Position
||Ht. ||DOB ||Hometown ||College |
| Branam, Jenni ||G ||5-8 ||10/8/80
||Placentia, Calif. ||North Carolina |
| Solo, Hope ||G ||5-8 ||7/30/81 ||Richland, Wa.
| Borgman, Danielle ||D ||5-5 ||4/25/80 ||Cincinnati, Ohio ||North
| French, Michelle ||D ||5-4 ||1/27/77 ||Kent, Wash. ||Portland |
Kraus, Anna ||D ||5-4 ||7/29/80 ||Mountain View, Calif. ||Santa Clara |
| Pryce, Nandi
||D ||5-10 ||5/30/82 ||Casselberry, Fla. ||UCLA |
| Reddick, Catherine ||D ||5-5
||2/10/82 ||Birmingham, Ala. ||North Carolina |
| Cramer, Aleisha ||M ||5-11 ||7/29/82
||Lakewood, Colo. ||Brigham Young |
| Kluegel, Jena ||M ||5-3 ||11/11/79 ||Mahtomedi, Minn.
||North Carolina |
| Monroe, Mary-Frances ||M ||5-1 ||2/7/80 ||East Northport, N.Y. ||Connecticut
| Wagner, Aly ||M ||5-5 ||8/20/80 ||San Jose, Calif. ||Santa Clara |
Veronica ||M ||5-2 ||6/11/82 ||Riverside, Calif. ||Santa Clara |
| Bush, Susan
||F ||5-4 ||11/10/80 ||Houston, Texas ||North Carolina |
| Patrick, Kim ||F ||5-5
||3/17/81 ||Pleasanton, Calif. ||North Carolina |
| Putz, Caroline ||F ||5-7 ||7/12/80
||Bountiful, Utah ||Washington |
| Ramsey, Alyssa ||F ||5-9 ||9/21/82 ||Charlotte, N.C.
||North Carolina |
| Wallis, Marcia ||F ||5-6 ||3/31/81 ||Los Gatos, Calif. ||Stanford
| Welsh, Christie ||F ||5-10 ||2/27/81 ||Massapequa, N.Y. ||Penn State |
| July 28 ||Local ||ET Time ||Site |
| Norway vs. Denmark
||4:45 p.m. ||10:45 a.m. ||Stegaurach |
| Germany vs. Iceland ||7:00 p.m. ||1:00 p.m.
| Finland vs. Sweden ||4:45 p.m. ||10:45 a.m. ||Nurnberg |
| USA vs. Switzerland
||7:00 p.m. ||1:00 p.m. ||Nurnberg |
| July 30 ||Local ||ET Time ||Site
| Iceland vs. Norway ||12:45 p.m. ||6:45 a.m. ||Bayreuth |
| Denmark vs. Germany ||3:00 p.m.
||9:00 a.m. ||Bayreuth |
| Switzerland vs. Finland ||12:45 p.m. ||6:45 a.m. ||Hof |
USA vs. Sweden <00 p.m.="">||9:00 a.m. ||Hof 00>|
| Aug. 1 ||Local ||ET Time ||Site
| Iceland vs. Denmark ||4:45 p.m. ||10:45 a.m. ||Frohnlach |
| Germany vs. Norway ||7:00 p.m.
||1:00 p.m. ||Frohnlach |
| Switzerland vs. Sweden ||4:45 p.m. ||10:45 a.m. ||Bamberg |
USA vs. Finland ||7:00 p.m. ||1:00 p.m. ||Bamberg |
| Aug. 3 ||Local ||ET Time
| 7th-8th Place ||Noon ||6:00 a.m. ||Coburg |
| 5th-6th Place ||2:00 p.m.
||8:00 a.m. ||Coburg |
| 3rd-4th Place ||3:15 p.m. ||9:15 a.m. ||Weisman |
Place ||5:30 p.m. ||11:30 a.m. ||Weisman |
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