CHICAGO (May 12, 2010) â€“ U.S. Womenâ€™s National Team head coach Pia Sundhage has called up 22 players for the USAâ€™s match against Germany on May 22 at Cleveland Browns Stadium (ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET). The international friendly pits the worldâ€™s top two teams according to the latest FIFA rankings and will be the first meeting between the USA and Germany in the United States since the semifinal match of the 2003 FIFA Womenâ€™s World Cup.
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The USA and Germany have met twice in the past seven months, the first a 1-0 U.S. victory last October in front of a sold-out crowd in Augsburg, Germany. The two womenâ€™s soccer powers also met in the championship game of the 2010 Algarve Cup in early March, a 3-2 U.S. victory in sloppy conditions in Faro, Portugal.
This will be the first international match for the U.S. players during the current season of Womenâ€™s Professional Soccer, which will take the weekend off from action due to the game. The U.S. squad will arrive in Cleveland on Monday, May 17, for a week of training prior to the match and Sundhage will name 18 of the 22 players in camp to the game roster.
It includes St Louis Athletica players Hope Solo and current US Team Captain Shannon Boxx but does not include Lori Chalupny who is still dealing with concussion-related injury issues.