Manya's Musings Makes Return to USSoccer.com

July 18, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz. - Manya Makoski, a senior with the Arizona State University soccer program, will once again submit journal entries to ussoccer.com while competing with the U-21 National Team at the 2005 Nordic Cup in Sweden. The entries, entitled Manya's Musings, will give readers insight to the team as they look to secure their seventh Cup victory in as many years.

Billed as 'one of most popular and well read ussoccer.com journals in U-21 team history', Manya's Musings allows Makoski to 'amuse the ussoccer.com readers once again with mishaps, quirks and random comments from the U-21 Women's National Team' as they compete in Sweden.

To access her Musings, head to ussoccer.com or click here for a direct link.

Makoski (Trumbull, Conn.) is set to compete in her third U-21 Nordic Cup, which will be contested July 20-26 in Sweden. The Sun Devil senior, who tallied a pair of assists in the 2004 Cup, is tied for the most caps on the national team with 12 and will help the Americans try to maintain their dominance in the annual event as Team USA looks to secure its eighth Nordic Cup title in the past nine years and add its seventh in a row.

The Americans, who will compete in Group B, will open the event July 20 as they are set to take on Iceland. The game will feature a pair of future Sun Devil teammates facing one another as Makoski and incoming freshman Bjorg Thordardottir will meet on the pitch. From there, the U-21 team will battle Denmark (July 22) and Germany (July 24) before playing in a placement match on July 26. Other teams in the tournament include Sweden, Norway, Finland and England.

Manya Makoski with US U-21 National Team
at Nordic Cup (Sweden)
July 20 - USA vs. Iceland
July 22 - USA vs. Denmark
July 24 - USA vs. Germany
July 26 - USA vs. TBA (placement matches)

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