Morgan in England with U.S. Under-20 National Team

Aug. 1, 2008

BERKELEY, Calif. - California sophomore forward Alex Morgan is in the middle of her latest stretch with the U.S. Under-20 National team. Morgan is in England from July 29-Aug. 6 to play in matches against Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC, two women's Premier League clubs.

After bringing 28 players to the team's last camp in Somerset, N.J., last week, U.S. head coach Tony DiCicco whittled his squad down to 20 players for the England trip.

The USA faced Arsenal Aug. 1 and will play Chelsea on Aug. 5. Results of today's match were not available. The matches serve as preparation for the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which will take place Nov. 19-Dec. 7 in Chile. The USA qualified for the U-20 Women's World Cup despite losing to Canada, 1-0, in the title game of the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in June in Mexico. The U.S. roster for the World Cup is expected to be announced later this month.

Morgan posted a goal and three assists at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in her first international competition for the U.S. Under-20 National team. A second-team Soccer Buzz freshman All-American, Morgan led Cal in points (18) and goals (8) in 2007. The Diamond Bar, Calif., product tallied three game-winning goals on her way to honorable mention all-conference recognition and Pac-10 All-Freshman accolades. Morgan also was named third-team All-West by Soccer Buzz and second-team All-Freshman by Soccer America.

U.S. Roster for the England Trip
GOALKEEPERS (2): Chantel Jones (Virginia), Alyssa Naeher (Penn State)
DEFENDERS (6): Kaley Fountain (Wake Forest), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame), Liz Harkin (ASU), Brittney Macdonald (Miami), Nikki Marshall (Colorado), Elli Reed (Portland)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Becky Edwards (Florida State), Christine Nairn (Freestate Freedom), Teresa Noyola (MVLA Mercury), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown), Keelin Winters (Denver, Colo.)
FORWARDS (7): Kiersten Dallstream (Washington State), Gina DiMartino (Boston College), Michelle Enyeart (Portland), Sydney Leroux (Sereno FC), Alyssa Mautz (Texas A & M), Alex Morgan (California), Nikki Washington (UNC)

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