The US Under-20 Women’s National Team reports to Lakewood Ranch, Florida, this week for training camp, two friendly matches and a scrimmage. The camp runs Feb. 22-March 2 and includes two games against China PR’s U-20 squad as well as a scrimmage against the University of Florida.
China is one of three AFC teams to qualify for the 2014 edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The US-China matches are scheduled for Feb. 26 (4 p.m. ET) and March 1 (1 p.m. ET).
The scrimmage with Florida is scheduled for Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET. The Gators opened their spring schedule on Feb. 15 with a 5-1 win over Tampa. US U-20 Savannah Jordan notched a hat trick in the win.
Two players from the US’ CONCACAF qualifying campaign in January are not on the training camp roster: Makenzy Doniak, who was injured during the tournament, and Lauren Kaskie. Six players have been added: Morgan Stearns, Claire Wagner, Christina Gibbons, Ashley Meier, Mallory Pugh and Jaycie Johnson. Mallory Pugh is fresh off competition with the US U-17 side in the four-nation U-17 Women’s NTC Invitational, which included FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup qualifiers New Zealand, Japan and China.
Following the camp in Florida, the US U-20s will head to La Manga, Spain, to compete against their European counterparts.
US U-20 WNT Roster
Goalkeepers: Jane Campbell (Stanford; Kennesaw, Ga.), Katelyn Rowland (UCLA; Vacaville, Calif.), Morgan Stearns (Virginia; San Antonio, Texas)
Defenders: Stephanie Amack (Stanford; Pleasanton, Calif.), Brittany Basinger (Penn State; Purcellville, Va.), Maddie Bauer (Stanford; Newport Beach, Calif.), Christina Gibbons (Duke; Raleigh, N.C.), Laura Liedle (Stanford; San Diego, Calif.), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame; Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Claire Wagner (Clemson, Cary, N.C.)
Midfielders: Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame; Milford, N.H.), Rachel Hill (UConn; Rollinsford, N.H.), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin; Cincinnati, Ohio), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech; Strongsville, Ohio), Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado; Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame; East Islip, N.Y.), Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC; Lorton, Va.), Mallory Weber (Penn State; Novi, Mich.)
Forwards: Summer Green (UNC; Milford, Mich.), Lindsey Horan (PSG; Golden, Colo.), Jaycie Johnson (Nebraska; Lake Winnebago, Mo.), Savannah Jordan (Florida; Fayetteville, Ga.), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College; Scituate, R.I.), Margaret Purce (Harvard; Silver Spring, Md.)