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New Zealand names roster for USWNT games

New Zealand have named a 20-player roster for two games later this month against the United States.

New Zealand coach Tony Readings has named his 20-player squad for the upcoming pair of friendlies against the United States. The Football Ferns will play the U.S. on Oct. 27 in San Francisco and Oct. 30 in Columbus, Ohio. UPDATE: The games will be livestreamed free on

Long most experienced at the back, New Zealand brings the experience of Abby Erceg (86 caps), Ria Percival (83) and LdB Malmö’s Ali Riley (74), who just won the Damallsvenskan title.

The Football Ferns are fresh off a championship performance at September’s Valais Cup championship, defeating China 4-0 in the final after taking down Brazil, 1-0. Amber Hearn scored the lone goal against Brazil and twice against China. She is New Zealand’s all-time leading goal scorer with 35 goals, and she is on the roster for the U.S. matches.

Prior to facing New Zealand, the U.S. will play Australia this Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. Click here for Australia’s roster.

New Zealand and the U.S. last met at the 2012 London Olympics, when the Americans prevailed, 2-0, in the quarterfinals.

Football Ferns Squad (Caps/Goals)

Jenny BINDON (76/0)
Erin NAYLER (6/0)

Abby ERCEG (86/4)
Anna GREEN (56/7)
Elizabeth MILNE (5/1)
Ria PERCIVAL (83/8)
Ali RILEY (74/1)
Rebekah STOTT (13/0)
Meikayla MOORE(1/0)
Megan LEE (0/0)

Betsy HASSETT (53/6)
Katie HOYLE (77/1)
Annalie LONGO (53/1)
Kirsty YALLOP (69/11)

Helen COLLINS (8/0)
Sarah GREGORIUS (43/17)
Amber HEARN (74/35)
Rosie WHITE (48/10)
Hannah WILKINSON (46/15)
Stephanie SKILTON (0/0)


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