Feb. Camp News

Discussion in 'USA Women: News and Analysis' started by kool-aide, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. kool-aide

    kool-aide Member+

    Feb 1, 2002
    a van by the river
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So, other than this well spotted report, any ideas of who else will be at this camp? For that matter, any idea how many players will be at camp? Do we think everyone who went to the 4 Nations will make the camp? My guess would be yes but that not all of them will make the next roster.

    The article above also mentions that after the first week, some players will be cut. Perhaps younger players that will be sent to the U-whatever teams that are training later?
     
  2. kcguru

    kcguru Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I would think that the full 4NT roster would be back in camp to start out at least. Looking at the people that were at the first two camps, I can't imagine that many new people would be looked at. Mitts, Markgraf and Wagner might be game ready so that's two defenders and a midfielder right there. Barnhart was the only other goalie so maybe she gets looked at again, I'd like to see Olsen get looked at. I don't think there are going to be any major changes with the defenders. They worked well together in China and she might try and keep them together. Plus, like I mentioned, Mitts and Markgraf could be back. I don't think we'll see a huge change with the midfielders either. Between Osborne, Boxx, Lloyd, and DiMartino along with a healthy Wagner and Tarp and HAO, they could be set there. Forwards, Kai will be in camp and she might look at some new forwards. Overall I don't think we're gonna see a huge change. Maybe some forwards and hopefully a goalie or two. But that's just me.
     
  3. htide

    htide Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    well apparently she is still looking for defenders because Brittney Tailor has been invited and she is a defender. Maybe there is still something she is looking for on defense. It will be interesting to see who is there and who isnt.
     
  4. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We also still haven't figured out what Pia's approach is to her job. How long term is she thinking? It could be just until the Olympics. Or, she could be thinking a couple of years ahead, to the next World Cup. If the latter, then she wants to get a good picture of who's out there as soon as possible. What it means that she's inviting certain players to camps has all to do with what her approach is.
     
  5. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Not sure if she is looking in particullar for defenders, but a NT is never a finnished product so she will probably always have her eyes open for new talents. And if the U-23 NT coach reccomends that she take an extra lock at a player it pretty much her duty to do so.
     
  6. SCCL

    SCCL Member

    Oct 31, 2001

    And how refreshing is it that we finally have a coach who probably looks at it that way? I think of all the players who never got a chance because it was just assumed no one was better than the ones who'd been there forever (and ever, and ever), and I feel sad for them.
     
  7. nsa

    nsa Member+

    New England Revolution; Boston Breakers
    United States
    Feb 22, 1999
    Notboston, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BRIDGE
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    WATER
     
  8. SCCL

    SCCL Member

    Oct 31, 2001

    YOU
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    SMART ALEC
     
  9. casoccerdad47

    casoccerdad47 Member+

    Mar 31, 2006
    Whether you want to believe it our not the previous coaches have all brought in new players, even Gregg Ryan.
     
  10. soccermum

    soccermum New Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Maybe especially Greg Ryan.
     
  11. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    How about bringing in some of the Notre Dame kids. Sometimes I feel that there is a bias against this generation of ND players.
     
  12. GiuseppeSignori

    Jun 4, 2007
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  13. kcguru

    kcguru Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Wisconsin
    U.S. Women to Hold Mega-Camp in February at The Home Depot Center

    Sundage Calls in 37 Players to Start 17-Day Camp
    http://www.ussoccer.com/articles/viewArticle.jsp_5046272.html

    "Pia Sundhage has called 37 players to the next U.S. Women’s National Team training camp that begins on Feb. 1 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The camp is part of preparations for the CONCACAF Olympic Women’s Qualifying Tournament, being held April 2-13 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
    After a week of training and evaluation, Sundhage will release some players and focus on the remainder of the group to pick a 20-player roster for the 2008 Algarve Cup, which will be held from March 5-12 in Portugal."

    U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position:
    GOALKEEPERS (4): Cori Alexander (Martinez, Calif.), Kristen Luckenbill (Paoli, Pa.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);

    DEFENDERS (12): Stephanie Cox (Elk Grove, Calif.), Marian Dalmy (Lakewood, Colo.), Keeley Dowling (Carmel, Ind.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Amy LePeilbet (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati, Ohio), Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, N.J.), Becky Sauerbrunn (St. Louis, Mo.), Brittany Taylor (Campbell Hall, N.Y.), India Trotter (Plantation, Fla.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);

    MIDFIELDERS (13): Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Jen Buczkowski (Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Tina DiMartino (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.), Lindsay Huie (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Sarah Huffman (Flower Mound, Texas), Noelle Keselica (Gaithersburg, Md.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Joanna Lohman (Silver Spring, Md.), Manya Makoski (Trumbull, Conn.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Angie Woznuk (El Cajon, Calif.);

    FORWARDS (8): Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Natasha Kai (Kahuku, Hawaii), Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.). Tiffany Weimer (North Haven, Conn.), Christie Welsh (Massapequa Park, N.Y.).

    Two more goalies were called in, Barnhart not one of them. Really no newbies in the defender position, most were already called into either the Dec. or Jan. camp. Some new midfielders to look at as well as two other forwards. Should be interesting to see who makes the cut.
     
  14. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One of the newbie keepers, Cori Alexander, is from the U-23 group. Graduated from Portland after the 2006 season. Was outstanding defensive player in the 2005 Final Four -- had a great face off with Penn State's Erin McLeod in the 0-0 semi-final game that went to PKs and shut out UCLA in the final.

    A newbie midfielder some may not be familiar with, Lindsey Huie, also is from Portland, graduated after the 2005 season. Tremendously fast and very skilled with the ball at her feet. Played every minute at left defender (Anson Dorrance coaching) for the U-20s when they won the worlds without giving up a goal. I thought she was finished with soccer, so this is a real surprise to me.
     
  15. karanicole

    karanicole Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    No Wagner? Huie!! I loved her at UP. I thought she started grad school and gave up soccer. This is going to be fun...
     
  16. htide

    htide Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Pia Calls Mega Camp

    I thought i would open this up in a new thread.

    She is calling up a whopping(<--is this how you spell this?) 37 players.

    For the first week, Sundhage will split the 37 players into two groups, a larger one consisting of younger players and the other made up of veterans, who will focus primarily on fitness and strength training with new fitness coach Helena Andersson. On Feb. 9, the remaining players from the first group will come together with the veterans for a week of training before Sundhage chooses the Algarve Cup roster.





    U.S. Women’s National Team Roster by Position:

    GOALKEEPERS (4): Cori Alexander (Martinez, Calif.), Kristen Luckenbill (Paoli, Pa.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.);

    DEFENDERS (12): Stephanie Cox (Elk Grove, Calif.), Marian Dalmy (Lakewood, Colo.), Keeley Dowling (Carmel, Ind.), Tobin Heath (Basking Ridge, N.J.), Amy LePeilbet (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Kate Markgraf (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati, Ohio), Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, N.J.), Becky Sauerbrunn (St. Louis, Mo.), Brittany Taylor (Campbell Hall, N.Y.), India Trotter (Plantation, Fla.), Cat Whitehill (Birmingham, Ala.);

    MIDFIELDERS (13): Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Jen Buczkowski (Elk Grove Village, Ill.), Lori Chalupny (St. Louis, Mo.), Tina DiMartino (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.), Lindsay Huie (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Sarah Huffman (Flower Mound, Texas), Noelle Keselica (Gaithersburg, Md.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Joanna Lohman (Silver Spring, Md.), Manya Makoski (Trumbull, Conn.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Angie Woznuk (El Cajon, Calif.);

    FORWARDS (8): Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Natasha Kai (Kahuku, Hawaii), Heather O’Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.). Tiffany Weimer (North Haven, Conn.), Christie Welsh (Massapequa Park, N.Y.).

    Team Staff:
    Head Coach: Pia Sundhage (Redondo Beach, Calif.)
    Asst. Coach: Jillian Ellis (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    Asst. Coach: Erica Walsh (State College, Pa.)
    GK Coach: Phil Wheddon (Monroe, Conn.)
    Sports Science/Fitness Coach: Helena Andersson (Stockholm, Sweden)



    Discuss
     
  17. RUfan

    RUfan Member

    Dec 11, 2004
    NJ
    Club:
    Sky Blue FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Pia Calls Mega Camp

    Its a cattle call!

    It would be embarrassing not to be on the list!
     
  18. kcguru

    kcguru Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Re: Pia Calls Mega Camp

    No Aly Wagner, is she still not healed yet?
     
  19. htide

    htide Member

    Jul 28, 2007
    Re: Pia Calls Mega Camp

    Not sure about wagner. Another name i dont see is barnhart: ouch.

    Who was talking about lack of ND players?mrad?
    her is an uncapped ND player: Jen Buczkowski. I personally dont know to much about players from that part of the country.
     
  20. kcguru

    kcguru Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Re: Pia Calls Mega Camp

    I think Wagner and Barnhart are the only two that were at the previous camps and aren't at this one. Krieger is missing but I think it was mentioned that she was going back to her club team in Germany.
     
  21. sspeed

    sspeed New Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Tempe
    Wagner is still injured
     
  22. luvdagame

    luvdagame Member+

    Jul 6, 2000
    Re: Pia Calls Mega Camp

    no natasha kai? is she still sick? or is she done for.

    who is cori alexander? i've been thinking about young gk's who could be brought in. but i do not know them well, and i certainly do not know cori alexander.
     
  23. kcguru

    kcguru Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Re: Pia Calls Mega Camp

    Kai is on the list. Cori Alexander is, and I'm quoting from another post by cpthomas "One of the newbie keepers, Cori Alexander, is from the U-23 group. Graduated from Portland after the 2006 season. Was outstanding defensive player in the 2005 Final Four -- had a great face off with Penn State's Erin McLeod in the 0-0 semi-final game that went to PKs and shut out UCLA in the final."
     
  24. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Pia Calls Mega Camp

    Thread merged. All camp news/info/debate is now all here.

    Thanks! ;)
     
  25. StarCityFan

    StarCityFan BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 2, 2001
    Greenbelt, MD
    Club:
    Washington Freedom
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Pia Calls Mega Camp

    Buczkowski tied for 9th place in assists in the W-League despite only playing half the games.
     

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