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US Youth Soccer Continues Strong Representation at FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup

October 28, 2008 10:00 PM
 
19 US Youth Soccer ODP alumni travel to World Cup
17 Universities represented

The U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team head coach, Tony DiCicco, recently announced the players who will travel to Chile to compete in the 2008 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chile. Of the 20 players, 19 of the women are products of the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP).

The team will take to the field November 19 in their first match-up against France, followed by a meeting with Argentina November 22. After the first two matches, the team will travel to Temuco to complete the last game in group play against China on November 26.

This will mark the fourth consecutive appearance at the World Cup for the Americans at this level. The U.S. won the Cup at the 2002 inaugural event.

US Youth Soccer ODP has been developing high-caliber players to compete at the national, international and elite levels since 1977. The program focuses on developing and training athletes to compete with the best. For years, US Youth Soccer ODP has provided coaches at the collegiate, national and international levels the best scouting opportunities in the U.S.

United States Under-20 Women's National Soccer Team Roster
2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup - Chile

Player

Pos.

Hometown College/Club
Dallstream, Kiersten *

D

Fountain Hills, Ariz. Washington State
DiMartino, Gina *

M

Massapequa Park, N.Y. Boston College
Edwards, Becky *

M

Downingtown, Pa. Florida State
Enyeart, Michelle *

F

Hemet, Calif. Portland
Fountain, Kaley *

D

Austin, Texas Wake Forest
Fowlkes, Lauren *

D

Lee's Summit, Mo. Notre Dame
Harkin, Liz *

D

Granite Bay, Calif. Arizona State
Jones, Chantel *

GK

Midlothian, Va. Virginia
Klingenberg, Meghan *

D

Gibsonia, Pa. North Carolina
Leroux, Sydney 

F

Phoenix, Ariz. UCLA
Marshall, Nikki *

D

Mead, Colo. Colorado
Mautz, Alyssa *

F

O'Fallon, Mo. Texas A&M
Morgan, Alex *

F

Diamond Bar, Calif. California
Naeher, Alyssa *

GK

Seymour, Conn. Penn State
Nairn, Christine *

M

Bowie, Md. Freestate Shooters (Md.)
Parkhill, Cat *

GK

Apple Valley, Minn. Minnesota
Reed, Elli *

M

Park City, Utah Portland
Washington, Nikki *

F

Mesquite, Texas North Carolina
Wells, Ingrid *

M

Montclair, N.J. Georgetown
Winters, Keelin *

M

Denver, Colo. Portland

*Denotes participation in US Youth Soccer ODP
Learn more about US Youth Soccer ODP by visiting /programs/OlympicDevelopmentProgram.asp
 

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