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Sundhage selects 31 for December training camp

Ashlyn Harris
Ashlyn Harris

Will Ashlyn Harris make the trip to Vancouver? She is still seeking her first-ever cap with the U.S. senior national team, but has competition from three other regulars. (Photo Credit: Patricia Giobetti | http://www.printroom.com/pro/psgiobetti)

U.S. women’s national team head coach Pia Sundhage has named 31 players to the December training camp which will take place at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from Dec. 3-20.

All 21 players who participated in this summer’s FIFA World Cup, where the U.S. finished second behind Japan, are on the roster for the December training camp.

Five collegiate players got the nod with their seasons officially over: UCLA forward Sydney Leroux, Notre Dame forward Melissa Henderson, Georgetown midfielder Ingrid Wells, Penn State midfielder Christine Nairn and Boston College midfielder Kristie Mewis.

Ashlyn Harris, Henderson, Mewis, Wells and Keelin Winters are all in search of their first caps with the U.S. senior national team.

Sundhage will trim the roster from 31 players to 20 for January’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Vancouver from Jan. 19-29. Here is the full roster:

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position –
GOALKEEPERS (4):
Nicole Barnhart (out of contract), Ashlyn Harris (Western New York Flash), Jill Loyden (out of contract), Hope Solo (out of contract)
DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (out of contract), Stephanie Cox (out of contract), Whitney Engen (Western New York Flash), Meghan Klingenberg (Boston Breakers), Ali Krieger (FFC Frankfurt), Amy LePeilbet (out of contract), Heather Mitts (out of contract), Christie Rampone (out of contract), Becky Sauerbrunn (out of contract)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Yael Averbuch (out of contract), Shannon Boxx (out of contract), Tobin Heath (out of contract), Lori Lindsey (out of contract), Carli Lloyd (out of contract), Kristie Mewis (Boston College), Christine Nairn (Penn State), Kelley O’Hara (out of contract), Heather O’Reilly (out of contract), Megan Rapinoe (out of contract), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown), Keelin Winters (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (6): Lauren Cheney (out of contract), Melissa Henderson (Notre Dame), Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Alex Morgan (Western New York Flash), Amy Rodriguez (out of contract), Abby Wambach (out of contract)

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