U.S. U-17 girls headed to Argentina

U.S. under-17 girls national team coach Kazbek Tambi will take 18 players to Buenos Aires to face host Argentina's U-17 and U-20 teams as well as combined U-17 and U-20 squads from Chile and Uruguay in games played Dec. 7-13.

The U.S. U-17s are getting ready for CONCACAF qualifying for the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago. The qualifying tournament is being held in Costa Rica next March with the USA going for one of three spots from CONCACAF.

The U.S. roster features one hold-over -- captain Morgan Brian of Ponte Vedra Storm -- from the squad that took second place at the 2008 U-17 Women's World Cup in New Zealand.

U.S. U-17 Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bryane Heaberline (Clearwater Chargers; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)
DEFENDERS (5): Olivia Brannon (Michigan Jags; Troy, Mich.), Abby Dahlkemper (MVLA; Menlo Park, Calif.), Brooke Gilbert (Emerald City; Snohomish, Wash.), Casey Morrison (Spirit United; York, Pa.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Morgan Brian (Ponte Vedra Storm; Saint Simons Island, Ga.), Kaysie Clark (KC Select Scream; Liberty, Mo.), Alexandra Doll (Bethesda SC; Bethesda, Md.), Caprice Dydasco (HSC Bulls; Honolulu, Hawaii), Jessica Lee (Arsenal World Class; Tenafly, N.J.), Karin Samonian (Albertson SC; Westbury, N.Y.), Kaili Torres (Ponte Vedra Storm; Orange Park, Fla.), Clarissa Wedemeyer (Dallas Texans; Colleyville, Texas)
FORWARDS (3): Alesha Blair (De Anza Force; Pleasanton, Calif.), Jennifer Gonzalez (Arsenal FC; Alta Loma, Calif.), Kylie McCarthy (San Diego Surf; Rancho Santa Fe. Calif.)

 

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