US National Team
The folks at U.S. Soccer just sent this our way. You are asked to RSVP in advance if you want to attend the only public training session for the U.S. Women's National Team.
All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women's National Team public training session on Friday, Feb. 10, at FC Dallas Stadium from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT in Frisco, Texas. The East Gate of the stadium will open at 10:30 a.m., and admission is free. Fans wishing to attend the open training session are requested to register by logging onto this site to RSVP: http://www.ussoccer.com/Forms/021012-WNT-Public-Training.aspx.
The U.S. Women will face New Zealand on Saturday, Feb. 11, at FC Dallas Stadium in what will be the first Women's match following their successful Olympic Qualifying campaign in Vancouver, Canada, in which they scored 38 goals en route to a first-place finish. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. CT.
We are five days away from the U.S. women playing New Zealand at FC Dallas Stadium. The Washington Post is reporting there should be a good sized crowd for the game.
Tickets for #uswnt friendly this Sat vs New Zealand at FC Dallas stadium at 16,000. Capacity about 20K. Great atmosphere in store
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) February 6, 2012
U.S. Soccer released the roster of women's players that will arrive in Frisco in just a few days for a weeks worth of training. Coach Pia Sundhage named 28 players to the training roster who hope to play in the Feb. 11 game vs. New Zealand at 3 p.m. at FC Dallas Stadium. Of the 28 players, 17 will be named to the game day roster.
U.S. Soccer said more than 14,000 tickets have already been sold for the game. For ticket information, click here.
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris, Jill Loyden, Hope Solo
DEFENDERS (8): Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn
MIDFIELDERS (12): Yael Averbuch, Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Meghan Klingenberg, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Kristie Mewis, Christine Nairn, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, Keelin Winters
FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach