The match kicks off at 6 p.m. local time (12 p.m. ET) and fans can follow on ussoccer.com’s MatchTracker. The Bavarian city of Augsburg is located in south central Germany, about 42 miles northwest of Munich. Augsburg will host four matches during Germany 2011, including one quarterfinal, but this will be the first international match at the new venue and an important test run for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The match will mark the 25th meeting between the two countries (counting two matches against the former West Germany) with the USA having won 16 games, lost four and tied four. The two most successful women’s soccer nations have met in several of the most epic matches in U.S. history, including a 5-2 U.S. win in the semifinal of the 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a 3-2 U.S. win the quarterfinal of the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup and a 3-0 U.S. loss in the semifinal of the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
These are the 26 in camp. Only 18 will go to Germany.
Roster by Position
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart (FC Gold Pride), Ashlyn Harris (North Carolina), Hope Solo (St. Louis Athletica)
DEFENDERS (8): Brittany Bock (Los Angeles Sol), Rachel Buehler (FC Gold Pride), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis Athletica), Stephanie Cox (Los Angeles Sol), Amy LePeilbet (Boston Breakers), Heather Mitts (Boston Breakers), Megan Schnur (Sky Blue FC), Cat Whitehill (Washington Freedom)
MIDFIELDERS (12): Yael Averbuch (Sky Blue FC), Shannon Boxx (Los Angeles Sol), Tina DiMartino (FC Gold Pride), Tobin Heath (UNC), Angela Hucles (Boston Breakers), Brittany Klein (Chicago Red Stars), Lori Lindsey (Washington Freedom), Carli Lloyd (Chicago Red Stars), Heather O’Reilly (Sky Blue FC), Leslie Osborne (FC Gold Pride), Megan Rapinoe (Chicago Red Stars), Kacey White (Sky Blue FC)
FORWARDS (3): Lauren Cheney (UCLA), Amy Rodriguez (Boston Breakers), Abby Wambach (Washington Freedom)
Amy "A Rod" Rodriguez
The 5'4 and under club.
Kacey White, Lori Chalupny, Brittany Klein, Tina DiMartino, A Rod
Lindsay Tarpley is not with the team because she fucked up her knee :( But the facility the ladies are using has these Nike adds on their walls. How cute.
Apparently many of the WNT players were basketball stars in high school
The beep test
Abby got a dog, Kingston
This is UMEA IK, the team the WPS All Stars played. Oh and that thing is the St. Louis's Gateway Arch, the tallest monument in the U.S. (I think)
On a different note, apparently there was a streaker at one of the recent MNT WC qualifiers. Maybe you'll can help me. Is this a man or a women.(NSFW -NSFL)
These are just some random pics that I thought were.....artsy?
WNT Pic source