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Sundhage calls in 24 for Italy training camp

Pia Sundhage named her 24-player roster for the two leg World Cup qualifying playoff against Italy Nov. 20 and Nov. 27.  All 20 players that took part in CONCACAF qualifying in Mexico the last three weeks will stay with the team, with the addition of four new players.

Midfielders Leslie Osborne (Boston Breakers), Lindsay Tarpley (Boston Breakers) and Tina DiMartino (Philadelphia Independence) have been added to the roster along with goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris (Washington Freedom).  The team departs Sunday for the first leg of the series in Padova, Italy on Nov. 20 before returning home for the second leg in Bridgeview, Ill. on Nov. 27.  Only 18 players will dress for each game.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Freedom), Jill Loyden (Chicago Red Stars)

DEFENDERS (7): Rachel Buehler (FC Gold Pride), Stephanie Cox (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (FFC Frankfurt), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Philadelphia Independence), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Washington Freedom)

MIDFIELDERS (10): Yael Averbuch (Sky Blue FC), Shannon Boxx (FC Gold Pride), Tina DiMartino (Philadelphia Independence), Kristine Lilly (Boston Breakers), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Leslie Osborne (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsay Tarpley (Boston Breakers)

FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (California), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)


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