January 3, 2011

Angeli, Osborne To Attend U.S. Women's National Team Training Camp

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Former Bronocs Jordan Angeli '09 and Leslie Osborne '05 were two of 26 players called on by head coach Pia Sundhage to participate in a U.S. Women's National Team camp to be held from Jan. 8-13 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The camp will precede a trip to China for the 2011 Four Nations Tournament, a competition that will also feature Sweden, Canada and the host.

Osborne returns to the team after being included on a 24-player roster, but not for the final 18-player slate when the United States met Italy in a must-win home-and-home series in November. Osborne, a veteran of the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, has spent time overcoming injuries over the years before her return to the U.S. side and recently had a fine WPS season, starting all 16 games she played in for the Boston Breakers.

This will be Angeli's first call up to the senior U.S. team.  Angeli was a member of the U.S. team at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Russia and played in 21 WPS games last season scoring seven goals, good for second on the team.

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U.S. Women's National Team Roster by Position Detailed Roster

GOALKEEPERS (5): Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Ashlyn Harris (Western New York Flash), Jill Loyden (Out of Contract), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers), Hope Solo (Out of Contract)

DEFENDERS (5): Stephanie Cox (Out of Contract), Whitney Engen (Western New York Flash), Becky Sauerbrunn (Washington Freedom), Meghan Schnur (Out of Contract), Brittany Taylor (Sky Blue FC)

MIDFIELDERS (12): Jordan Angeli (Boston Breakers), Yael Averbuch (Out of Contract), Tobin Heath (Sky Blue FC), Meghan Klingenberg (North Carolina), Kristine Lilly (Boston Breakers), Lori Lindsey (Philadelphia Independence), Joanna Lohman (Philadelphia Independence), Kristie Mewis (Boston College), Kelley O'Hara (Boston Breakers), Leslie Osborne (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Out of Contract), Lindsay Tarpley (Out of Contract)

FORWARDS (4): Lauren Cheney (Boston Breakers), Sydney Leroux (UCLA), Alex Morgan (California), Amy Rodriguez (Philadelphia Independence)