May 9, 2012
Five will get to train at home with U.S. WNT
CHICAGO--- Five players who hail from New Jersey have been named to the U.S. Women's National Team that will train in Princeton from May 10-25.
|Heather O'Reily is one of five New Jersey natives named to the U.S. National Team roster for May's training camp in Princeton.
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Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge), Carli Lloyd (Delran), Jill Loyden (Vineland), Heather O'Reilly (East Brunswick) and team captain Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant) are among the 28 players selected for the camp by coach Pia Sundahge.
The camp is being held in preparation for the U.S. match against China on May 27 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa., in what will be the second-to-last domestic match for the U.S. team before it departs for the 2012 London Olympics. Sundhage will choose 18 players to suit up against China.
The roster includes 26 of the 27 players who trained during the camp in Bradenton, Fla., in April. Sundhage has added former Western New York Flash defender Gina Lewandowski, who plays for FFC Frankfurt in the German Women's Bundesliga, and Oklahoma State goalkeeper Adrianna Franch, who was the USA's backup 'keeper on the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Team. Franch is a rising senior for the Cowgirls. Lewandowski will join the camp a week late due to her club commitments.
"We had a very productive camp in Florida, but now we get to look forward to a game," said Sundhage. "The practices and scrimmages in Florida were physical and mentally taxing, and that was the plan. Now we can train hard in New Jersey but also prepare for a match against a very good team as we continue the roster selection process for the Olympics."
The final match for the U.S. Women before the Olympics as the Americans will face Canada on June 30 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. MT and the match will be broadcast live on NBC.
The team then heads to Sweden for a pair of matches ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
The U.S. will open Group G play with two matches at the famed Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. The U.S. first faces France (5 p.m. local / 12 p.m. ET) on July 25 - two days before the Olympic Opening Ceremonies - and then takes on Colombia on July 28 (5 p.m. local / 12 p.m. ET). The USA will finish group play against Korea DPR on July 31 (5:15 p.m. local / 12:15 p.m. ET) at the legendary Old Trafford in Manchester, home to Manchester United.
U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (5): Nicole Barnhart, Adrianna Franch, Ashlyn Harris, Jill Loyden, Hope Solo
DEFENDERS (10): Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen, Meghan Klingenberg, Amy LePeilbet, Gina Lewandowski, Heather Mitts, Kelley O'Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Kristie Mewis, Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Keelin Winters
FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach