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Ellis Names 21 Player Roster For U20 World Cup in Germany

 

 

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CHICAGO (May 31, 2010) – U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team head coach Jillian Ellis has named the 21 players who will represent the United States at the 2010 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, being held in Bochum, Bielefeld, Augsburg and Dresden, Germany from July 13-Aug. 1.

Ellis named her squad after a two-week training camp in Los Angeles and San Diego which was the last extended domestic event for the U.S. team before it departs for Germany in early July. The U.S. team will play its final international matches before the World Cup in Europe as the squad will travel to Germany on June 6 for two games, facing Japan on June 10 and Germany on June 13.

“For us, the timing was important to name the team now,” said Ellis on choosing the final squad before departing for the exhibition matches in Germany. “This is our last preparation trip and it is essentially a dry run for the World Cup. It will be a chance for the players to come together and really experience a trip to Germany together before the actual tournament. We also approached it from the point of view that we wanted to let players settle in and enjoy the experience without the anxiety of making the team. Now they can focus on gelling and the World Cup.” more