U.S. girls national teams training in Boulder

The U.S. under-20 and under-18 girls national teams is holding training camps together at the University of Colorado. Canada's U-20s are also staying in Boulder.

Both U.S. U-20 coach Jillian Ellis and U.S. U-18 coach Dave Chesler called in 24 players, all of whom are in consideration for spots on the U.S. team that will attempt to qualify for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to be held in Germany next summer.

Ellis' roster consists mostly of players born in 1990 and 1991, with three 1992s (forward Maya Hayes, midfielder Samantha Mewis and defender Crystal Dunn). Chesler's roster consists of players born in 1991 and 1992, with one 1993.

U.S. U-20 Training Camp Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Bianca Henninger (Santa Clara Univ.), Taylor Vancil (Eclipse Select);
DEFENDERS: Amber Brooks (Arsenal World Class), Vicki DiMartino (Albertson SC), Crystal Dunn (Albertson SC), Rachel Lenz (Lonestar SC), Whitney Sharpe (UCLA), Courtney Verloo (South Side Strikers), Beth West (Texas A&M);
MIDFIELDERS: Charney Burk (Univ. of Portland), Zakiya Bywaters (Neusport SC), Suzanne Dennis (Brentwood Real Madrid), Elizabeth Eddy (So Cal Blues), Katy Frierson (Auburn Univ.), Kristie Mewis (Scorpion SC), Samantha Mewis (Scorpion SC), Jenna Richmond (McLean SC), Casey Short (Florida State);
FORWARDS: Maya Hayes (Aristics Club), Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Tiffany McCarty (Florida State Univ.), Alex Newfield (GSA Phoenix Red), Toni Pressley (Florida State Univ.), Molly Thomas (Univ. of Nebraska)

U.S. U-18 Training Camp Roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Emily Lillard (K.C. Comets), Anna Sieloff (Vardar), Kelsey Wys (Parkland);
DEFENDERS: Torri Allen (McLean SC), Mollie Pathman (Triangle FC), Kendall Romine (So Cal Blues), Courtney Smith (Dallas Texans), Carrie Whigham (Sereno SC);
MIDFIELDERS: Alex Crown (Space Coast United), Juliann Jeffrey (Dallas Texans), Sarah Killion (Fort Wayne Fever) Mandy Laddish (Blue Valley Stars), Lauren Mathesen (So Cal Blues), Ellen Parker (Sereno SC); Ahsha Smith (Pleasanton Rage), Annie Steinlage (Michigan Hawks);
FORWARDS: Hayley Brock (FC Stars of Mass.), Kelly Cobb (Cook Inlet Velocity), Michelle Cruz (Slammers), Samantha Johnson (Real So Cal) Natalia Ledezma (Slammers), Ariana Martinez (Real So Cal), Kealia Ohai (Utah Avalanche), Chioma Ubogagu (D'Feeters).

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