July 6, 2009
GETTING THE CALL
Four Breakers picked for National Team
CHICAGO –The Boston Breakers' Amy Rodriguez, Angela Huckles, Amy LePeilbett and Heather Mitts were among the 21 players U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has named for two matches against Canada, the first taking place on Sunday, July 19, at Marina Auto Stadium in Rochester, N.Y., and then again three days later on Wednesday, July 22, at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C.
|Heather Mitts was one of four Breakers called to the U.S. Women's National Team
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The roster features 18 players from Women’s Professional Soccer clubs and three collegiate players. Leading the way is forward Abby Wambach, the USA’s leading active scorer, who will head to her hometown of Rochester, N.Y., in search of her historic 100th goal. She currently has 99 international scores in 128 games. As a high school star in Rochester, Wambach scored 142 goals for Our Lady of Mercy where she was the 1997 National High School Player of the Year.
LePeilbet gets her second call-up this year after performing very well in a starting assignment against Canada in May.
The match in Rochester, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET will be televised live on ESPN. The match in Charleston kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Español. Fans can also follow both matches online via ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and twitter.com/ussoccer.
The matches will be the last domestic games for the U.S. Women’s National Team in 2009, but the USA is scheduled to gather for training camps and a European tour following the completion of the inaugural WPS campaign.
UNITED STATES WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM ROSTER
Rochester, N.Y., and Charleston, S.C.
July 16-22, 2009
(A Detailed Roster is Available at ussoccer.com)
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Hope Solo (St. Louis Athletica)
DEFENDERS (7): Rachel Buehler (FC Gold Pride), Stephanie Cox (Los Angeles Sol), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis Athletica), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Boston Breakers), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Cat Whitehill (Washington Freedom)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Shannon Boxx (Los Angeles Sol), Tobin Heath (North Carolina), Angela Hucles (Boston Breakers), Carli Lloyd (Chicago Red Stars), Christine Nairn (Penn State), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Leslie Osborne (FC Gold Pride), Megan Rapinoe (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsay Tarpley (Chicago Red Stars)
FORWARDS (3): Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (Boston Breakers), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)