Kelly Cobb and Mollie Pathman will travel to Bradenton, Fla., from July 15-30 for an extended training camp with the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team. A total of 24 players will attended the two-week event as head coach Steve Swanson continues to evaluate his player pool to eventually choose a 21-player FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup roster.DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University standouts
Cobb, who is from Chugiak, Alaska, is returning from an ankle injury and will see her first action with the U-20 squad since May when she was still rehabbing from surgery. A native of Durham, N.C., Pathman is a starter on the team and is one of the most experienced players on the roster.
The U.S. U-20s have a 13-1-1 record in 2012 while scoring 58 goals and allowing just eight.
This will be the final event for the U-20s before the team leaves for the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Japan from Aug. 19-Sept. 8.
The U.S. plays its first two Group D matches at the Hiroshima Big Arch Stadium in Hiroshima, opening its tournament on Aug. 20 against Ghana (4 p.m. local/3 a.m. ET) before facing China PR on Aug. 23 (7 p.m. local/6 a.m. ET). The USA will finish group play on Aug. 27 against Germany in what will be an extremely rare meeting during group play between former Under-20 world champions. The clash between the women’s soccer powers, which have both won this tournament twice, takes place at Miyagi Stadium in the town of Rifu near Sendai at 4 p.m. local/3 a.m. ET.
U.S. U-20 WNT Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (3): Bryane Heaberlin (North Carolina; St. Petersburg, Fla.), Jami Kranich (Villanova; Hamden, Conn.), Abby Smith (Dallas Texans; Dallas, Texas)
DEFENDERS (7): Stephanie Amack (Mustang Blast; Pleasanton, Calif.), Olivia Brannon (Virginia; Troy, Mich.), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina; Rockville Centre, N.Y.), Caprice Dydasco (UCLA; Honolulu, Hawaii), Kassey Kallman (Florida State; Woodbury, Minn.), Mollie Pathman (Duke; Durham, N.C.), Cari Roccaro (Albertson Fury; East Islip, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Morgan Brian (Virginia; St. Simons Island, Ga.), Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois; Naperville, Ill.), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara; Mesa, Ariz.), Sarah Killion (UCLA; Fort Wayne, Ind.), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame; Lee’s Summit, Mo.), Ashley Meier (Cleveland Whitecaps; Strongsville, Ohio), Samantha Mewis (UCLA; Hanson, Mass.)
FORWARDS (7): Kelly Cobb (Duke; Chugiak, Alaska), Makenzy Doniak (Slammers FC; Chino Hills, Calif.), Maya Hayes (Penn State; West Orange, N.J.), Lindsey Horan (Colorado Rush; Golden, Colo.), Kealia Ohai (North Carolina; Draper, Utah), Katie Stengel (Wake Forest; Melbourne, Fla.), Chioma Ubogagu (Stanford; Coppell, Texas)
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