U.S. women announce roster for game with Canada
CARY, N.C. -- Midfielder Aly Wagner was chosen for the U.S. women's squad that will play Canada on Sunday, when she could make her 100th appearance for the national team.
Wagner would become the 18th woman to play 100 or more times for the United States.
Coach Greg Ryan also chose veteran goalkeepers Briana Scurry and Hope Solo, defenders Christie Rampone and Cat Whitehill, and forward Abby Wambach for the team.
Both teams are preparing for the regional qualifying tournament for the 2007 Women's World Cup. The match will be the 36th meeting between the teams, the second most of any opponent in U.S. women's team history. Only Norway (39) has played the United States more often.
The United States is 29-3-3 against the Canadians and has won seven of the past eight meetings.
Goalkeepers: Briana Scurry, Hope Solo.
Defenders: Lori Chalupny, Tina Frimpong, Amy LePeilbet, Heather Mitts, Christie Rampone, Cat Whitehill.
Midfielders: Carli Lloyd, Marci Miller, Leslie Osborne, Lindsay Tarpley, Aly Wagner.
Forwards: Natasha Kai, Heather O'Reilly, Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach, Christie Welsh.