U.S. Soccer news: More than $20,000 raised in jersey auction; U-20 roster named for Japan friendlies
The U.S. Women’s National Team auctioned off game-worn autographed jerseys over the past week, and the online auction ended Monday night, and a total of $20, 597.44 was raised for the Shirts Off Their Backs auction. The proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, benefiting tsunami relief efforts in Japan. USWNT keeper Hope Solo’s jersey garnered the most money ($3,050). All jerseys went for more than $500. Also on Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced the roster for the upcoming U-20 WNT camp in Chula Vista, California.
U.S. U-20 Head Coach April Heinrichs called up 23 players. The U-20s will play Japan’s U-20s twice (June 8 and June 11) . The entire camp runs from June 4-June 12. The roster includes several familiar faces, including midfielder Samantha Mewis (Scorpions SC/Whitman-Hanson High School, Massachusetts), Stanford keeper Emily Oliver, the nation’s number one recruit, midfielder Morgan Brian (University of Virginia), midfielder Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame), and Duke forward Mollie Pathman.
U.S. U-20 WNT roster
Goalkeepers: Emily Oliver (Stanford; Flossmoor, Ill.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)
Defenders: Kori Chapic (Cleveland Cobras; Russell, Ohio), Abby Dahlkemper (MVLA Avalanche; Menlo Park, Calif.), Arin Gilliland (Kentucky; Wilmore, Ky.), Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Dominique Richardson (Missouri; Fullerton, Calif.), Catie Sessions (Wisconsin; Woodbury, Minn.)
Midfielders: Morgan Brian (Ponte Verde Storm; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Lindsey Bos (Washington; Snohomish, Wash.), Kaysie Clark (KC Select Scream; Liberty, Mo.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Lindsay Elston (Washington; Sammamish, Wash.), Sarah Killion (Fort Wayne Fever; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Samantha Mewis (Scorpions SC; Hanson, Mass.)
Forwards: Kelly Cobb (Cook Inlet Velocity; Chugiak, Alaska), Jamia Fields (Florida State; Alta Loma, Calif.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Stephanie McCaffrey (FC Stars of Mass.; Winchester, Mass.), Kealia Ohai (North Carolina; Draper, Utah), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durhham, N.C.), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.)