Cardinal Freshman Marisa Abegg Invited to U-20 Women's National Team Training Camp

Dec. 14, 2005

Stanford freshman Marisa Abegg is one of 30 players invited by U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team head coach Tim Schulz to participate in a nine-day training camp from Jan. 2-10, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The team will begin its accelerated preparation for the CONCACAF Women's U-20 Final Qualifying Tournament, to be held in Mexico from Jan. 18-27, 2006.

The U.S. was drawn into Group B, which also features Jamaica, Surinam and El Salvador. Group B matches will take place in Cordoba at Rafael Murillo Vidal Stadium. The top three finishers in the tournament will advance to the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship to be held in Russia from Aug. 17-Sept. 3, 2006.

USA will open the tournament on Jan. 19 against Jamaica and will face Surinam on Jan. 21. The USA finishes Group B play on January 23 against El Salvador. All three U.S. matches kick off at 2:30 p.m. local time/3:30 p.m. ET.

The January training camp will be the second for new U.S. U-20 head coach Tim Schulz as he continues to evaluate a pool of players that will be paired down to 20 to represent the United States in Mexico. Just five of the 30 players called into camp were on the USA's 2004 U-19 World Championship squad in Thailand.

Twenty-seven of the 30 players are either freshmen or sophomores in college, with three players still in high school.

2006 CONCACAF WOMEN'S UNDER-20 FINAL ROUND QUALIFYING SCHEDULE
January 18, 2006 - Goup A
Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago (1 p.m. ET) - Veracruz
Mexico vs. Panama (4 p.m. ET) - Veracruz

January 19, 2006 - Group B
El Salvador vs. Surinam (1 p.m. ET) - Córdoba
USA vs. Jamaica (3:30 p.m. ET) - Córdoba

January 20, 2006 - Group A
Panama vs. Canada (1 p.m. ET) - Veracruz
Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago (4 p.m. ET) - Veracruz

January 21, 2006 - Group B
Jamaica vs. El Salvador (1 p.m. ET) - Córdoba
Surinam vs. USA (3:30 p.m. ET) - Córdoba

January 22, 2006 - Group A
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Panama (1 p.m. ET) - Veracruz
Mexico vs. Canada (4 p.m. ET) - Veracruz

January 23, 2006 - Group B
Jamaica vs. Surinam (1 p.m. ET) - Córdoba
USA vs. El Salvador (3:30 p.m. ET) - Córdoba

January 25, 2006 - Semifinals
1st in A vs. 2nd in B (1 p.m. ET) - Veracruz
1st in B vs. 2nd in A (4 p.m. ET) - Veracruz

January 27, 2006
Third-Place Match (1 p.m. ET) - Veracruz
Final (4 p.m. ET) - Veracruz



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