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Pia Sundhage Names U.S. WNT 23-Player Roster for Two Matches in Japan

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Mar 26, 2012


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U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named a 23-player roster that will travel to Japan in early April to compete in the Women’s Kirin Challenge Cup against 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Japan and Brazil.

GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris, Hope Solo

DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen, Meghan Klingenberg, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn

MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez

FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach

The U.S. will open against the hosts at Yurtec Stadium in Sendai on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. local (6:30 a.m. ET), before traveling south to face the Brazilians on April 3 at Fukuda Denshi Arena in Chiba at 8 p.m. local time (7 a.m. ET). Both matches will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.

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