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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. (more…)

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Two first-half goals seal U.S. victory over Japan, but Americans lose Tarpley to ACL injury

Abby Wambach redirected a service from Ali Krieger off a set piece, and Amy Rodriguez put the finishing touches on a great buildup by Heather O’Reilly and Wambach to give the U.S. all it needed to defeat Japan, 2-0, Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. But, unfortunately the U.S. was dealt a major blow as midfielder Lindsay Tarpley, who came on as a sub in the second half, tore her ACL in her right knee and will miss the 2011 Women’s World Cup.  (more…)


Abby Wambach, Heather O’Reilly, Pia Sundhage talk about 2011 World Cup

U.S. Head Coach Pia Sundhage, midfielder Heather O’Reilly, and forward Abby Wambach addressed the media today following the announcement of the U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup roster. Sundhage said it was difficult to narrow down the roster to 21 players, saying, “We have not picked the best 21 players. We picked the 21 players that will do the best together … (We’re) very happy with the 21 we picked and the fact that they are different from each other. Everyone has high expectations.” (more…)


U.S. Coach Pia Sundhage names 21-player World Cup roster

The U.S. Women’s National team roster for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany was announced this morning. Coach Pia Sundhage is taking three keepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders, and four forwards to Germany for the tournament, which takes place from June 26-July 17. Nine of the players were part of the 2007 U.S. Women’s World Cup team that finished in third place in China. (more…)


U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup roster to be unveiled live on ESPN

U.S. Soccer announced today that the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup roster will be announced live, Monday, May 9, on ESPN. Pia Sundhage’s 21-player roster will be named live at 10 a.m. ET. ESPN SportsCenter anchors Kevin Negandhi and Sage Steele will host the show, which will feature interviews with U.S. captain Christie Rampone and Abby Wambach. Currently, the U.S. Women’s National Team is wrapping up a three-week training camp in West Palm Beach, Florida. (more…)


Sundhage calls 29 players into training camp

The U.S. Women’s National Team will head into a training camp from April 18-May 6 in West Palm Beach, Florida. U.S. Head Coach Pia Sundhage named 29 players to her training camp roster, including three in collegians – Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Kristie Mewis (Boston College), and Christine Nairn (Penn State). Leroux and Mewis will attend only the first week of camp from April 18-22 while Nairn will train only in the second week from April 25-29. The roster includes 25 players from Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). (more…)