US women call 29 players for soccer training camp
U.S. coach Pia Sundhage is gathering 29 players for a nine-day
training camp before paring the roster to 20 for Olympic women’s
The group announced Monday will train in Carson, Calif., from
Jan. 7-15. Players will then head to Vancouver, British Columbia,
for the qualifying tournament for the North and Central American
and Caribbean region.
The Americans won the 2008 Olympic gold medal. They play the
Dominican Republic on Jan. 20, Guatemala two days later and Mexico
on Jan. 24. The top two teams in the group advance to the
semifinals on Jan. 27, with both semifinal winners qualifying for
the London Olympics.
All 29 players attended a December training camp.
Goalkeepers: Nicole Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris, Jill Loyden, Hope
Defenders: Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen, Meghan
Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Christie
Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn.
Midfielders: Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Lori Lindsey, Carli
Lloyd, Kristie Mewis, Christine Nairn, Kelley O’Hara, Heather
O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Ingrid Wells, Keelin Winters.
Forwards: Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Amy
Rodriguez, Abby Wambach.