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Australia names roster for game vs. USWNT

Australia huddles before their last match vs. the U.S., over a year ago. (Copyright Patricia Giobetti |

Australia has named its roster for the upcoming Oct. 20 friendly vs. the United States women’s national team (1:30 p.m. ET, on NBC), consisting of four players who played in the National Women’s Soccer League in 2013.

Lisa De Vanna (Sky Blue FC), Samantha Kerr (Western New York Flash), Kyah Simon (Boston Breakers) and Emily Van-Egmond (Seattle Reign FC) are amongst the 20 players called in by coach Hesterine de Reus to face the United States and former Australia manager Tom Sermanni. The Matildas are ranked No. 8 in the world.

“With the United States being the top team in the world we know that they will put plenty of pressure on us. We need to be able to handle this type of pressure and find out how strong we can be against tough opposition,” de Reus said.

Here is the full roster:

Teigen Allen
Laura Alleway
Tameka Butt
Kim Carroll
Stephanie Catley
Lisa De Vanna
Heather Garriock
Emily Gielnik
Kathryn Gill
Katrina Gorry
Michelle Heyman
Elise Kellond-Knight
Alanna Kennedy
Samantha Kerr
Teresa Polias
Clare Polkinghorne
Kyah Simon
Emily Van-Egmond
Brianna Davey (GK)
Lydia Williams (GK)


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