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U-23s split games with England, Norway at Four Nations Tourney

Posted on 13 July 2010 by ASN Staff

The U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team is currently in England for the Four Nations Tournament from July 3-13. Head coach Bill Irwin’s squad split its first two games of the competition, defeating England 3-0 on July 8 before falling to Norway 2-1 the next day. The USA will round out the tournament by taking on Sweden on July 12. Irwin’s roster of 18 players features some of the nation’s top college players, perhaps some top picks in next year’s Women’s Professional Soccer draft and one WPS player in Katie Schoepfer of Sky Blue FC, a former Penn State star.

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster By Position:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Alexa Gaul (Texas; Naperville, Ill.), Natalie Kulla (Marquette; St. Louis, Mo.)
DEFENDERS (4): Lauren Barnes (UCLA; Upland, Calif.), Jackie Carron (Michigan; Rochester Hills, Mich.), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Jessica Schuveiller (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Colleen Flanagan (Virginia; Philadelphia, Penn.), Tori Huster (Florida State; Cincinnati, Ohio), Elli Reed (Portland; Park City, Utah), Rachel Shipley (Texas A&M; Plano, Texas), Ingrid Wells (Georgetown; Upper Montclair, N.J.), Kylie Wright (UCLA; Santa Margarita, Calif.), Keelin Winters (Portland; Englewood, Colo.)
FORWARDS (5): Danielle Foxhaven (Portland; Littleton, Colo.), Sarah Hagen (Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Appleton, Wis.), Melissa Henderson (Notre Dame; Garland, Texas), Christen Press (Stanford; P.V. Estates, Calif.), Katie Schoepfer (Sky Blue FC; Waterford, Conn.)

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Gear for Florida training camp

Posted on 16 February 2010 by ASN Staff

U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach Bill Irwin will bring 24 players to a training camp in Sunrise, Fla., from March 7-14. Irwin’s roster reflects some of the top underclassmen in the college game, including five members of the U.S. team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile: defender Liz Harkin, midfielders Eli Reed and Keelin Winters, and forward Alex Morgan, who won the Bronze Ball as the third most outstanding player of the tournament. Morgan started the most recent full U.S. Women’s National Team training camp in January at The Home Depot Center, but left with a hamstring injury after just three days.

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster By Position:

GOALKEEPERS (3): Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M; Centennial, Colo.), Natalie Kulla (Marquette; St. Louis, Mo.), Jillian Mastroianni (Boston College; Durham, Conn.)
DEFENDERS (7): Lauren Barnes (UCLA; Upland, Calif.), Jackie Carron (Michigan; Rochester Hills, Mich.), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Liz Harkin (Arizona State; Granite Bay Calif.), Megan Jesolva (California; La Mirada, Calif.), Lindsey Kowal (Harvard; East Meadow, N.Y.), Jessica Tsao (Portland; Portland, Ore.)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Amanda DaCosta (Florida State; Katonah, N.Y.), Alexandra Elston (Arizona State; Phoenix, Ariz.), Sinead Farrelly (Virginia; Havertown, Pa.), Mariah Nogueira (Stanford; Westminster, Calif.), Eli Reed (Portland; Park City, Utah), Rachel Shipley (Texas A&M; Plano, Texas), Keelin Winters (Portland; Englewood, Colo.), Kylie Wright (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
FORWARDS (6): Danielle Foxhoven (Portland; Littleton, Colo.); Sarah Hagen (Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Appleton, Wis.), Melissa Henderson (Notre Dame; Garland, Texas), Whitney Hooper (Texas A&M; Houston, Texas), Alex Morgan (California; Diamond Bar, Calif.), Danielle Toney (Penn State; Northville, Mich.)

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Wrap up SoCal camp

Posted on 20 January 2010 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Teamfinish up a seven-day training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. on Jan. 19. The camp featured two matches against the senior national team of the Korea Republic. The U-23s lost 2-0 on Jan. 16 and then drew 0-0 in a windy match played on artificial turf on Jan. 18. The South Koreans are in Los Angeles for three weeks of training and will also face the full U.S. WNT on Jan. 21 and Jan. 24 at The HDC. The U-23s will come together next for a domestic training camp in March at a site still to be determined.

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To face Korea Republic in first 2010 training camp

Posted on 11 January 2010 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will come together for its first training camp of 2010 from Jan. 13-20 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Head coach Bill Irwin has called in 24 players to the camp, which will overlap four days on the front end with the U.S. U-18 WNT training camp and three days on the back end with the U.S. WNT training camp. The week will include two games against the senior Korea Republic Women’s National Team, which is training in Southern California for three weeks. Irwin’s squad will face the Koreans on Saturday, Jan. 16 and on Monday, Jan. 18. Both games are at 3 p.m. at The Home Depot Center.

United States Women’s National Team under-23 Roster By Position

GOALKEEPERS (3): Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M; Centennial, Colo.), Kelsey Davis (Portland; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Natalie Kulla (Marquette; St. Louis, Mo.)
DEFENDERS (8): Lauren Barnes (UCLA; Upland, Calif.), Alison Falk (Philadelphia Independence; Danville, Calif.), Kaley Fountain (Wake Forest; Austin, Texas), Lauren Fowlkes (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Nikki Krzysik (Philadelphia Independence; Clifton, N.J.), Kat Reynolds (Santa Clara; Medina, Wash.), Jessica Tsao (Portland; Portland, Ore.) Elise Weber (St. Louis Athletica; Elk Grove Village, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Ashley Bowyer (Ohio State; Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Bianca D’Agostino (Wake Forest; Longmeadow, Mass.), Amanda DaCosta (Florida State; Katonah, N.Y.) Becky Edwards (Florida State; Downington, Pa.), Sinead Farrelly (Virginia; Havertown, Pa.), Allie Long (Washington Freedom; Northport, N.Y.), Taylor Lytle (Texas Tech; Las Cruces, N.M.), Malorie Rutledge (LSU; Sharpsburg, Ga.), Kylie Wright (UCLA; Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
FORWARDS (4): Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Kristina Larsen (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Alyssa Mautz (Texas A&M; St. Louis, Mo.); Jessica McDonald (UNC; Glendale, Ariz.)

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WPS, college players hit Calif. training camp

Posted on 14 December 2009 by ASN Staff

U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach Bill Irwin is running a unique training camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from Dec. 13-20 with players called in from Women’s Professional Soccer clubs as well as the college ranks. Of the 24 players in camp, 11 are from WPS teams and 13 are from college programs. The age cut-off date this year for the Under-23 WNT is players born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, and many WPS players fall into this category. Six of the WPS players called up were born in 1986 and this camp is their last run with the U-23s while the other five are still age-eligible for U-23 competition in 2010. The beginning of the U.S. U-23 training camp overlapped three days with the end of the full Women’s National Team training camp at The HDC, giving U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage and her staff the chance to evaluate the younger players in a competitive environment.

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster by Position

GOALKEEPERS (4): Kelsey Davis (Portland; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Val Henderson (Philadelphia Independence; Orinda, Calif.), Allison Lipsher (Boston Breakers; Honolulu, Hawaii), Meagan McCray (FC Gold Pride; Novato, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (9): Allison Falk (Philadelphia Independence; Danville, Calif.), Caitlin Farrell (Wake Forest; Ft. Myers, Fla.), Kaley Fountain (Wake Forest; Kaley Fountain), Alicia Jenkins (Stanford; Diamond Springs, Calif.), Nikki Krzysik (Philadelphia Independence; Clifton, N.J.), Katherine Reynolds (Santa Clara; Medina, Wash.), Brittany Taylor (UCONN; Campbell Hall, N.Y.), Elise Weber (St. Louis Athletica; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Lauren Wilmoth (UCLA; Garland, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Ashley Bowyer (Ohio State; Aliso Viejo, Calif.), Kendra Chandhoke (Portland; Morrison, Colo.), Bianca D’Agostino (Wake Forest; Longmeadow, Mass.), Tina DiMartino (FC Gold Pride; Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Brittany Klein (Chicago Red Stars; Arcadia, Calif.), Allie Long (Washington Freedom; Northport, N.Y.), Amanda Poach (Santa Clara; Bowie, Md.)
FORWARDS (5): Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Amanda Cinalli (Atlanta Beat; Maple Heights, Ohio), Kia McNeil (St. Louis Athletica; Avon, Conn.), Christen Press (Stanford; P.V. Estates, Calif.), Katie Schoepfer (Penn State; Waterford, Conn.)

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Lose to England on July 4

Posted on 07 July 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team fell to England, 2-0, in the first of two matches against the hosts. England went up 1-0 in the 33rd minute as Charlotte Young cracked a shot from 15 yards out that spun off the left hand of diving U.S. goalkeeper Kristen Olsen and snuck into the bottom right corner. England doubled its lead with nine minutes remaining as Dunia Susi got free on a breakaway, dribbled around Olsen and tucked the ball neatly into the left side of the net. The teams will play again on July 7 in Bisham.

Under-23 Women’s National Team Results

July 4 England 0-2 L — Bisham, England
July 7 England — — Bisham, England

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Cleveland training camp

Posted on 08 June 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team, under the guidance of head coach Bill Irwin, will travel to Cleveland for a training camp from June 12-19 at the Premier Soccer Academies, a facility developed and opened by legendary U.S. goalkeeper and current Aston Villa starter Brad Friedel. Irwin will bring 24 players to camp, during which the U.S. team will play two matches against the Cleveland Internationals of the USL W-League. Irwin’s squad is made up entirely of collegiate-aged players, with numerous players eligible for the U-23s currently competing in Women’s Professional Soccer. The roster includes 2008 Olympic gold medalist Tobin Heath, who will be entering her senior season at UNC this fall, as well as five players (including Heath) who have represented the USA in a FIFA youth Women’s World Cup. That group includes forward Alex Morgan, who helped the U.S. U-20s to the world title last year in Chile while scoring four goals and earning the Silver Ball as the second best player in the tournament and the Bronze Shoe as the third leading scorer. The roster also includes midfielder Casey Nogueira and goalkeeper Kelsey Davis, who both trained with the full U.S. team in Canada during its run up to the USA’s 4-0 victory over the Canadians on Memorial Day in Toronto. Irwin will be focusing on this training camp to select an 18-player roster that will travel to England in July for two matches against England.

U.S. U-23 WNT Training Camp Roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M; Centennial, Colo.), Kelsey Davis (Portland; Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Mo Isom (Louisiana State; Marietta, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (7): Lauren Barnes (UCLA; Upland, Calif.), Caitlin Farrell (Wake Forest; Fort Meyers, Fla.), Lindsey Kowal (Harvard; East Meadow, N.Y.), Carly Peetz (Nebraska; Lincoln, Neb.), Kat Reynolds (Santa Clara; Medina, Wash.), Jessica Schuveiller (Notre Dame; Plano, Texas), Brianne Young (Texas A & M; Castle Pines North, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS
(7): Kendra Chandhoke (Portland; Morrison, Colo.), Amanda DaCosta (Florida State; Katonah, N.Y.), Sinead Farrelly (Virginia; Havertown, Pa.), Ali Hawkins (North Carolina; Encinitas, Calif.), Tobin Heath (North Carolina; Basking Ridge, N.J.), Elli Reed (Portland; Park City, Utah), Kylie Wright (UCLA; R. Santa Margarita, Calif.)
FORWARDS (7): Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara; Mission Viejo, Calif.), Laura Heyboer (Michigan State; Hudonsville, Mich.), Alex Morgan (California; Diamond Bar, Calif.), Casey Nogueira (North Carolina; Raleigh, N.C.), Kelley O’Hara (Stanford; Fayetteville, Ga.), Christen Press (Stanford; PV Estates, Calif.), Katie Schoepfer (Penn State; Waterford, Conn.)

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Play N’Ire senior nats to a scoreless draw

Posted on 18 May 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team played the Northern Ireland Women’s National Team to a scoreless tie in Belfast on May 15 as neither team could score over the 90 minutes. The USA piled up a 15-3 shot advantage, but couldn’t find a way past Northern Irish goalkeeper Tiarna McKenna. “We played well, created chances, and dominated the game, but failed to put anything away,” said U.S. head coach Bill Irwin, himself a native of Northern Ireland. “Northern Ireland made the game difficult. They got numbers back and they certainly battled for 90 minutes.” The U.S. team was to play the full National Team of Ireland, but that match was cancelled and the U-23s took on an Irish women’s select side in its second and final game of the tour, winning 6-0. The U.S. team got goals from five different players, scoring four times in the first half and twice in the last 15 minutes. Katie Oakes, Christen Press, Kelley O’Hara and Ali Hawkins each got a goal while Katie Schoepfer tallied twice. The U-23s will come together next in mid-June for a training camp in Cleveland, Ohio.

U.S. U-23 WNT Results

May 15 Northern Ireland WNT 0-0 T — Belfast, Northern Ireland
May 17 Irish Women’s Select 6-0 W Oakes, Schoepfer (2), Press, O’Hara, Hawkins Dublin, Ireland

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Ready for La Manga tourney

Posted on 27 January 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team will travel to Europe from Jan. 31-Feb. 7 for two matches as part of a three-team competition in La Manga, Spain. The USA will face Norway on Feb. 4 and England on Feb. 6. U.S. head coach Bill Irwin chose the 18-player roster after a January training camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

U.S. U-23 WNT Roster

GOALKEEPERS (2): Kelsey Davis (Portland), Val Henderson (Los Angeles Sol)
DEFENDERS (6): Nikki Krzysik (Chicago Red Stars), Stephanie Logterman (St. Louis Athletica), Kia McNeil (St. Louis Athletica), Kasey Moore (Boston Breakers), Kat Reynolds (Santa Clara), Jessica Tsao (Portland)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Yael Averbuch (Sky Blue FC), Brittany Bock (Los Angeles Sol), Parrissa Eyorokon (Washington Freedom); Brittany Klein (Chicago Red Stars), Lorraine Quinn (Duke), Amy Smerdzinski (Wake Forest)
FORWARDS (4): Amanda Cinalli (St. Louis Athletica), Katie Larkin (Los Angeles Sol), Kelley O’Hara (Stanford), Christen Press (Stanford)

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Kick off 25-woman camp in California

Posted on 05 January 2009 by ASN Staff

The U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team, under the guidance of head coach Bill Irwin, kicks off its 2009 campaign with a training camp from Jan. 5-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Irwin will bring 25 players to the OTC as he begins preparation for the 2009 Nordic Cup, the top competition for this age group, which will be held in July.

The U.S. has won the last two Nordic Cups, including the 2008 tournament in Sweden when the team did not allow a goal. The U.S. has had great success at the Nordic Cup facing Europe’s top teams for this age group, winning 10 of the last 12 tournaments. The roster includes 11 members of the 2008 Nordic Cup champions, including forward Ella Masar, a draftee of the Chicago Red Stars of the WPS, who scored twice in the 3-0 championship game win over Germany last summer. Two other players in camp have already been taken by a WPS club in Danesha Adams (Chicago Red Stars) and Amanda Cinalli (St. Louis Athletica), but several more may go in the January draft. The roster includes three players from 2008 NCAA Champion North Carolina, including 2008 Olympic gold medalist Tobin Heath and midfielder Casey Nogueira, who scored both goals for the Tar Heels in the NCAA title game. Ten players on the roster have played for the USA in a FIFA Youth World Cup and four have caps with the full Women’s National Team in Heath (17), Yael Averbuch (2), Adams (1) and Nogueira (1). The youngest player is 18-year-old Katy Frierson, who completed her freshman season at Auburn last fall. Players born on or after Jan. 1, 1986, are eligible for this year’s U-23 WNT.

U.S. U-23 WNT Training Camp Roster

GOALKEEPERS (3): Kelsey Davis (Portland), Val Henderson (UCLA), Mallori Lofton (South Florida)
DEFENDERS (6): Marissa Abegg (Stanford), Nikki Krzysik (Virginia), Stephanie Logterman (Texas), Kasey Moore (Texas), Brittany Taylor (Connecticut), Jessica Tsao (Portland)
MIDFIELDERS (9): Ameera Abdullah (Florida), Yael Averbuch (North Carolina), Parrissa Eyorokon (Purdue), Katy Frierson (Auburn), Tobin Heath (North Carolina), Brittany Klein (Santa Clara), Casey Noguiera (North Carolina), Lorraine Quinn (Duke), Kat Reynolds (Santa Clara)
FORWARDS (7): Danesha Adams (Chicago Red Stars), Brittany Bock (Notre Dame), Amanda Cinalli (St. Louis Athletica), Katie Larkin (BYU), Ella Masar (Chicago Red Stars), Kia McNeill (Boston College), Kelley O’Hara (Stanford)

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