Buehler Changes Travel, Will Train With National Team
Feb. 12, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - U.S. Women's National coach Pia Sundhage has released 11 players from the U.S. National team and has called up three others, including former Stanford defender Rachel Buehler. Following the completion of training camp, Sundhage will choose a 20-player roster for the 2008 Algarve Cup, which will be held March 5-12 in southern Portugal.
The roster of 26 players will train from Feb. 9-17 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., in preparation for the Algarve Cup, which will take place in Portugal. This will be the 15th year of the Algarve Cup, staged on the beautiful southern coast of Portugal, and once again the competition will be fierce as four of the world's top-five teams will be participating. The USA will face China (March 5), Norway (March 7) and Italy (March 10) in Group B play. Group A is made up of Women's World Cup champion Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.
Buehler will join Stanford volunteer assistant coach Nicole Barnhart, who is one of four goalkeepers on the National Team.
United States Women's National Team Training Camp Roster
Feb. 9-17 - The Home Depot Center
Goalkeeper (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.).
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