USWNT Rival Watch: Germany’s Algarve Cup Roster

(Edit, 22-Feb-2012: At least a few of the players, e.g. Alexandra Popp and Luisa Wensing, on the rosters have recently switched clubs. Those changes are not reflected below.)

Germany’s roster for the Algarve Cup was announced on Monday. Notably, goalkeeper Nadine Angerer, who has/had bursitis and and an inflamed tendon in her left knee, and midfielder Lira Bajramaj, who had a minor concussion, return to the squad.

The roster includes two U-20 eligible players who would be likely starters for Germany’s U-20 WNT in Japan this August: midfielder Dszenifer Marozsán and defender Luisa Wensing. Both are profiled below, along with five other players who have less than ten senior caps. Continue reading “USWNT Rival Watch: Germany’s Algarve Cup Roster”

Japan and Norway Algarve Cup Squads

(Note, 22-Feb-2012. For a roster with player stats, checkout a newer post.)

Two of the USWNT’s group stage opponents in the upcoming Algarve Cup have announced their rosters: Japan and Norway. Denmark is the USA’s other opponent in their group.

USA’s matches are Denmark (29-Feb), Norway (2-Mar), and Japan (5-Mar). Continue reading “Japan and Norway Algarve Cup Squads”

Ingrid Wells Gets First Goal for K/Göteborg FC

Recent USWNT camp attendee Ingrid Wells scored her first goal for Damallsvenskan side K/Göteborg FC on Saturday in a friendly tournament match versus Östers IF of Sweden’s second highest league (“Division 1”). Göteborg won 4-0, with Wells contributing on all four goals. Continue reading “Ingrid Wells Gets First Goal for K/Göteborg FC”

About My Regular Daily and Weekly Tweets

At this time, these are the regular kinds of tweets that I plan to post on Twitter.

#ThisDayInHistory: A historical factoid related to women’s soccer, that will usually be about either the USWNT, its youth teams, women’s professional soccer in the USA, or NCAA Women’s Soccer. At this time, these tweets will be sent out at around 8:00 am Eastern (USA) time, Monday through Friday and at around noon eastern on the weekend. Continue reading “About My Regular Daily and Weekly Tweets”

USWNT Algarve Cup Travel Roster Announced

USWNT coach Pia Sundhage has named 23 players who will travel to Portugal for a training camp prior to the Algarve Cup. 21 players will be named for the Cup roster. Notable additions to the usual regulars are Whitney Engen and Meghan Klingenberg, Both earned their first two (and only) caps last year. (Engen at the 2011 Algarve Cup, Klingenberg at China’s Four Nations Tournament).

GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart, Ashlyn Harris, Hope Solo

DEFENDERS (9): Rachel Buehler, Stephanie Cox, Whitney Engen, Meghan Klingenberg, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone, Becky Sauerbrunn

MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx, Tobin Heath, Lori Lindsey, Carli Lloyd, Heather O’Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez

FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Abby Wambach

Barring injuries, I expect Harris and Klingenberg to be the two players who will be left out of the final Cup roster.

CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship Draw to be Held Sunday

The draw for CONCACAF’s Women’s Under-17 Championship will be held this Sunday in Miami, Florida.

Host Guatemala has been placed in Group A. Mexico has been placed in Group B, while the other two North American teams, USA and Canada have been placed in the same pot. This avoids the possibility of USA and Canada being in the same group. Continue reading “CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship Draw to be Held Sunday”