Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Four Players Short

The USA's roster for the two matches against China did include 22 players, but injuries and illness have reduced the number of players available to head coach Pia Sundhage. Forward Natasha Kai, the USA's leading scorer this year with 15 goals, will miss the trip due to illness. Forward Lauren Cheney will also not join the team due to the battering her body took during the just completed college season as well as her preparation for final exams at UCLA. Midfielder Aly Wagner and defender Stephanie Cox are with the U.S. team in camp, but injuries to a calf and hamstring respectively have ruled them out of the matches. They will focus on rehabilitation for their injuries during the week.

1 comment:

Kylie said...

aww, that's a shame with all the injuries, but understandable
Can't wait for the games! Too bad they aren't going to be televised...I'll be following MatchTracker though!

Good luck ladies!