After a nine-day training camp in Gothenburg, Sweden, the U.S. Women's National Team traveled south to Halmstad to prepare for two games over a three-day stretch in the first-ever Volvo Winners Cup, starting with a match against host Sweden at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 16, at Örjans Vall Stadium.
The USA then takes on 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup champion Japan at 7 a.m. ET on Monday, June 18, at Örjans Vall Stadium. The games serve as further tune-ups for all three teams for the 2012 London Olympics starting on July 25.
Both matches will be broadcast on the Universal Sports Network, which is providing live coverage of the June 16 match at 10 a.m. ET and a tape-delayed broadcast of the June 18 game at 10 a.m. ET. The two games will be available live on UniversalSports.com. Fans can also follow both matches via ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and on Twitter @ussoccer_wnt. U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has brought 22 players to Sweden - the 18-player roster that will compete in the Olympics and four Olympic alternates.
U.S. ROSTER NOTES:
For more roster notes, visit ussoccer.com.
U.S. ROSTER BY POSITION
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart, Jill Loyden, Hope Solo
DEFENDERS (7): Rachel Buehler, 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 (5): Lauren Cheney, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Abby Wambach
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