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FC Kansas City dominates latest USWNT call-ups

Kristie Mewis is one of six FC Kansas City players on the upcoming USWNT roster. (Photo copyright Meg Linehan for The Equalizer.)

U.S. women’s national team coach Tom Sermanni has named his 18-player roster for the Sept. 3 friendly against Mexico at RFK Stadium, in Washington, D.C.

Among the usual and previous call-ins are new faces and FC Kansas City players Erika Tymrak and Leigh Ann Robinson. Tymrak was just named the 2013 National Women’s Soccer League rookie of the year, while Robinson finished third in the Defender of the Year vote, won by teammate Becky Sauerbrunn, who was also called into training camp. Those three are joined by three other FC Kansas City teammates, a squad that makes up one-third of the camp of 18 players.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the NWSL matches this summer and I know all the players will be sharp for the game against Mexico,” Sermanni said. “We have several key players out with injuries, but I’m pleased we were able to call in a few new players to give them a brief look at this event. Looking forward, all the players need and deserve a break, so after this match we’ll give them the rest of September off and get ready for our activity in mid-October.”

As I’ve previously reported, the U.S. is set to face New Zealand in a pair of games this fall among matches they will play in October and November.

The currently injured Alex Morgan (game time decision for Portland on Saturday) will be monitored ahead of camp, which will only feature one practice before the match.

“We will evaluate Alex’s recovery from her injury when she comes into camp,” Sermanni said. “At this point, the most important thing is that she is completely fit and healthy. If our medical staff says she’s ready to play, then she’ll play.”
Due to the camp only being two days, European-based players were left off the roster, except for Yael Averbuch, who will already be on the East Coast to attend a wedding, according to U.S. Soccer.
The match will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1.

Here’s the full list:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (6): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Leigh Ann Robinson (FC Kansas City), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Yael Averbuch (Göteborg), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Carli Lloyd (Western New York Flash), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC), Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)
FORWARDS (3): Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash)

Here is Mexico’s roster:

No.

Nombre

Posición

Equipo

1

Aurora Cecilia Santiago Cisneros

Portera

Boston Breakers

2

Vaitiare Kenti Robles Salas

Defensa

F.C. Barcelona

3

Bianca Sierra García

Defensa

Auburn University

4

Christina Murillo Ruiz

Defensa

University Of Michigan

5

Paulina Lizeth Solís Echeverría

Defensa

Colegio Once

6

Teresa Noyola Bayardo

Media

F.C. Kansas City

7

Lydia Nayeli Rangel Hernández

Media

Sky Blue F.C.

8

Teresa Guadalupe Worbis Aguilar

Media

Washington Spirit

9

Maribel Domínguez Castelán

Delantera

Chicago Red Stars

10

Renae Nicole Cuellar Cuellar

Delantera

Sundsvall Dff

11

Mónica Ocampo Medina

Delantera

Sky Blue F.C.

12

Pamela Tajonar Alonso

Portera

Western New York Flash

13

Arianna Jeanette Romero Téllez

Defensa

University Of Nebraska

14

Liliana Mercado Fuentes

Media

U De Las Américas

15

Mónica Desiree Monsiváis Salayandia

Delantera

Itesem Monterrey

16

Sandra Stephany Mayor Gutiérrez

Media

U De Las Américas

17

Verónica Raquel Pérez Murillo

Media

Western New York Flash

18

Sofía Christine Huerta Jensen

Delantera

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