Feb. 9, 2008
Taylor, Weimer out of women's camp
CARSON, Calif—UConn defender Brittany Taylor and North Haven Conn. native Tiffany Weimer were among the players released from U.S. Women's National Team training by coach Pia Sundhage Friday.
Virginia Defender Becky Sauerbrunn was sent to play with the U.S. Under-23 team, which leave for Spain Saturday to play against U-23 sides from England, Norway and Germany.
Sundhage also released goalkeeper Cori Alexander; defenders Amy LePeilbet, Lindsay Huie and Manya Makoski; midfielders Jen Buczkowski, Sarah Huffman, Noelle Keselica, Joanna Lohman and Tina DiMartino; and forward Christie Welsh.
Sundhage held 10 of the 23 players who were training with the younger group, including four young players (Tobin Heath, Lauren Cheney, Amy Rodriguez and Angie Woznuk), who were on the roster for the 2008 Four Nations tournament, 2007 WWC team members Heather Mitts, Natasha Kai and Nicole Barnhart, 2004 Olympic gold medalist Kristin Luckenbill, as well as 2007 residency training camp participants Keeley Dowling and India Trotter, both defenders.
Twenty-six players are still in camp. The U.S. is preparing for its next tournament -- the Algarve Cup March 5-12.
The U.S. roster for the rest of training camp, which runs through Feb. 17:
Goalkeepers (4): Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, Pa.), Kristen Luckenbill (Paoli, Pa.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.). Defenders (9): Rachel Buehler (Del Mar, Calif.), Stephanie Cox (Elk Grove, Calif.), Keeley Dowling (Carmel, Ind.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati, Ohio), Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, N.J.), India Trotter (Plantation, Fla.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.). Midfielders (8): Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Kacey White (Arlington, Texas), Angie Woznuk (El Cajon, Calif.). Forwards (5): Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Natasha Kai (Kahuku, Hawaii), Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.).