U.S. women's national team head coach Tom Sermanni
has named 18 players to the roster that will face Brazil on Nov. 10 at the Florida
Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (TV: NBC, 3:30 p.m. ET.).
The squad includes goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher
of the Boston Breakers as well as young Bayern
Munich midfielders Amber Brooks
and Erika Tymrak
and U.S. U-20 star Lindsey
of Paris St. Germain.
Both Tymrak and Horan have one cap, while Naeher and Brooks are looking for their first caps.
Sermanni also recalled defender Stephanie Cox
, who had her first child on April 7 and returned to the field for the end of the inaugural NWSL season to play four games for Seattle Reign FC. She is a
veteran of two Women's World Cup teams (2007 and 2011) and one Olympic team (2008).
The five players who were with the USA in October are unavailable because of UEFA Women's Champions
League commitment: Ali Krieger
, Meghan Klingenberg
, Christen Press
and Whitney Engen
of Swedish club Tyreso and Megan Rapinoe
of French club Lyon. U.S.
Women's Roster: GOALKEEPERS (3):
18-Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), 28-Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), 1-Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
16-Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), 14-Stephanie Cox (Seattle Reign FC), 8-Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), 3-Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC),
26-Leigh Ann Robinson (FC Kansas City), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) MIDFIELDERS (6):
7-Yael Averbuch (unattached), 22-Amber Brooks (Bayern
Munich), 12-Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), 10-Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), 9-Heather O'Reilly (Boston Breakers), 23-Erika Tymrak (Bayern Munich) FORWARDS (4):
25-Lindsey Horan (Paris Saint Germain), 2-Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), 13-Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), 20-Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)