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Sermanni Names Roster for Germany & Netherlands

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U.S. Women’s National Team  coach Tom Sermanni and his team are fresh off winning the 2013 Algarve Cup in Portugal.  The new boss has named a 23-player roster that will travel to Germany and the Netherlands. These friendly matches are key for preparing the European teams for this summer’s European Women’s Championship.

USA beat Germany in the Algarve Cup Final on March 13 by a score of 2-0 with both goals coming from Alex Morgan. When the two sides play on Friday April 5th at Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium in Offenbach, it will be the fourth time in just over six-months that countries we have faced each other. Kickoff is set for 6:15 p.m. local time (12:15 p.m. EST).

Four days later, the US will face the Netherlands at The Hague at Kyocera Stadium, home of ADO Den Haag of the Dutch Eredivisie, on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET). It is the first time since 2006 that the USA will square off with the Dutch.

As of now the matches will not be aired on TV in the U.S. so fans will have to follow updates on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer_wnt.

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Adrianna Franch (Western New York Flash), Ashlyn Harris (Washington Spirit)

DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler (Portland Thorns FC), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Whitney Engen (Liverpool, England), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö, Sweden), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Yael Averbuch (Göteborg, Sweden), Shannon Boxx (Chicago Red Stars), Lauren Cheney (FC Kansas City), Tobin Heath (PSG, France), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Lyon, France)

FORWARDS (4): Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christen Press (Tyresö, Sweden), Abby Wambach (Western New York Flash)

via www.WorldSportsShow.com

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