Norway releases its World Cup roster
The Norwegian Women’s National Team announced its World Cup roster this morning. Coach Eli Landsem named 19 players and will add two more prior to the World Cup. Lene Storløkken (LSK Kvinner) Lise Klaveness (Stabæk) are recovering from injury and still could make the squad, but are still being assessed. The roster features six players from the 2010 Norwegian Football Cup champions Røa, including former Lene Mykjåland, who played last year for the Washington Freedom of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).
Norway’s 2011 World Cup roster:
Keepers: Ingrid Hjelmseth (Stabæk), Erika Skarbø (Arna-Bjørnar), Caroline Knutsen (Røa)
Field players: Marita Skammelsrud Lund (LSK Kvinner), Maren Mjelde (Arna-Bjørnar), Ingvild Stensland (Lyon), Nora Holstad Berge (Linköping), Lisa-Marie Woods (Fortuna Hjørring), Trine Rønning (Stabæk), Isabell Herlovsen (LSK Kvinner), Cecilie Pedersen (Avaldsnes), Leni Laursen Kaurin (Wolfsburg), Madeleine Giske (Arna-Bjørnar), Gry Tofte Ims (Klepp), Hedda Strand Gardsjord (Røa), Elise Thorsnes (Røa), Lene Mykjåland (Røa), Guro Knutsen Mienna (Røa), Emilie Haavi (Røa)