U.S. women's national team coach Greg Ryan
will bring 12 players who participated in the 2006 college season to the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.,
for a five-day training camp Jan. 11-15 to prepare for the team's trip to Guangzhou, China, for the 2007 Four Nations Tournament Jan. 26-30 against Germany, England and host China. All four teams
will return to China in September for the Women's World Cup.
With several U.S. veterans -- including Abby Wambach
and Kristine Lilly
, the top two scorers in 2006 -- not participating in the January training camp or the Four Nations Tournament, Ryan give several young players a chance.
Among the 28 players Ryan called up are 2006 Soccer America Player of the Year Heather O'Reilly
of champion North Carolina. Among the 11 uncapped players
earning call-ups were 2006 Hermann Trophy winner Kerri Hanks
of Notre Dame and 17-year-old Casey Nogueira
, who came
up big as a freshman for North Carolina in the Women's College Cup, scoring in both the semifinal and championship games.
GOALKEEPER: Val Henderson (UCLA).
DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler (Stanford), Sheree Gray (Penn
State), Stephanie Lopez (Portland), India Trotter (Florida State).
MIDFIELDERS: Yael Averbuch (North Carolina), Brittany Bock (Notre Dame), Tobin
Heath (North Carolina).
FORWARDS: Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Casey Nogueira (North Carolina), Heather O'Reilly (North