U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Michelle French has named the 21 players who will represent the United States at the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, being held in Edmonton, Montreal, Moncton and Toronto, Canada, from Aug. 5-24.
All three of the USA’s group games will be broadcast live across the ESPN platforms. The U.S. plays its first two Group B matches at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, opening its tournament on Aug. 5 against Germany at 5 p.m. local (7 p.m. ET on ESPNU and WatchESPN) before facing Brazil on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. local (10 p.m. ET on ESPNU and WatchESPN). The USA will finish group play on Aug. 12 against China PR at Moncton Stadium with a kickoff at 5 p.m. local (4 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and WatchESPN). The curtain-raising clash between the USA, which has won this tournament three times, and Germany, which has it won it twice, will pit the countries that played in the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Final in Tokyo.
French named her squad after the first week of a two-week training camp in Seattle, Washington, which will be the last domestic event for the U.S. team before it leaves for Canada in late July. French put her player pool through a thorough evaluation process over the past year and a half, taking a hard look at almost 80 players in training camps and games.
“Because we have players that have previously played in the U-20 World Cup, and we have Lindsey Horan who is playing professionally, and we have players who had a great amount of time with the U-17s, in a lot different areas we have players that lead,” said French. “That’s not just vocally, but in how they conduct themselves on and off the field. As a staff, to know that we can rely on a number of different people to lead, is a great benefit to this team.”
U.S. U-20 Women’s World Cup Team Roster for 2014 World Cup:
Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.),
Rosemary Chandler (Penn State; Atlanta, Ga.),
Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.)
Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.),
Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.),
Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.),
Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.),
Kaleigh Riehl (BRYC; Fairfax Station, Va.),
Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.)
Carlyn Baldwin (Tennessee; Oakton, Va.),
Nickolette Driesse (Florida State: Wayne, N.J.),
Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio),
Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.),
Taylor Racioppi (PDA; Ocean Township, N.J.),
Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.)
Makenzy Doniak (Virginia; Chino Hills, Calif.),
Summer Green (North Carolina; Milford, Mich.),
Lindsey Horan (PSG; Golden, Colo.),
Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.),
McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.),
Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.)
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