U.S. women head to Nordic Cup

Coach Bill Irwin named 18 players who will represent the USA in Vassa, Finland, at the 2007 Nordic Cup, being held from July 18-24.

The U.S. roster features numerous college stars and others who have completed their college eligibility and are playing in the W-League or WPSL.

The USA has won eight Nordic Cup titles, including seven in a row before falling last year in the championship game to Germany. The USA won the last Nordic Cup contested in Finland in 2002, defeating Germany, 3-1 in the final. Irwin's roster features 11 players who have competed for the USA in U-19/U-20 Women's World Championships.

Age eligible players for the 2007 Nordic Cup are those born on or after January 1, 1984.

U.S. NORDIC CUP ROSTER
GOALKEEPERS: Cori Alexander (Vancouver Whitecaps), Kelsey Davis (Univ. of Portland);
DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler (Stanford Univ.), Kendall Fletcher (Alax America), Nikki Krzysik (Univ. of Virginia), Stephanie Logterman (Univ. of Texas), Manya Makoski (SoccerPlus Connecticut), Becky Sauerbrunn (Univ. of Virginia);
MIDFIELDERS: Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara), Tina DiMartino (UCLA), Sarah Huffman (Washington Freedom), Ali Krieger (Washington Freedom), Angie Woznuk (Univ. of Portland);
FORWARDS: Danesha Adams (UCLA), Kelsey Carpenter (Univ. of Texas), Amanda Cinalli (Univ. of Notre Dame), Ella Masar (Univ. of Illinois), Michele Weissenhofer (Univ. of Notre Dame).

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