Saturday, April 26, 2008

Pia's 18

U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has chosen the 18 players that will suit up tomorrow vs. Australia for the 7 p.m. kickoff at WakeMed Park. Fans can follow the match as it happens on's MatchTracker. Sundhage chose the game roster from the 25 players currently training with the USA in North Carolina. A few of the non-rostered players are carrying some minor knocks or recovering from injuries, and there could be some adjustments for the next two matches as Sundhage will name 18 players for each. Tomorrow, dressing in the white, white, white of the USA will be:

GOALKEEPERS: Briana Scurry, Hope Solo;

DEFENDERS: Rachel Buehler, Lori Chalupny, Kate Markgraf, Heather Mitts, Christie Rampone, Cat Whitehill;

MIDFIELDERS: Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Angela Hucles, Carli Lloyd, Heather O’Reilly, Lindsay Tarpley, Kacey White;

FORWARDS: Natasha Kai, Amy Rodriguez, Abby Wambach.

The selection means that defender Heather Mitts may see her first action for the USA in 2008 and first since tearing an ACL in May of 2007. Welcome back Heather! Also on the roster are the two young'ins pictured above: Tobin Heath, who plays her college soccer here in the Triangle for UNC, and forward Amy Rodriguez.

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