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U.S. women

All six national teams will train at HDC in January.

(Tuesday, January 3, 2006) -- All six United States women's national teams will train at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., during January.

The U.S. senior women started training today and will work through January 9 for the Four Nations Tournament in China. They will be accompanied in Carson by the U.S. under-20 women, who reported yesterday and will be at HDC through January 9 to prepare for the CONCACAF Final Qualifying Tournament for the 2006 world championship tournament.

Coming off an 8-0-1 record in 2005, a calendar year in which the U.S. senior women did not concede a goal, the Americans begin the new year with the Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou, China. The round-robin event begins for the U.S. with a game against Norway on January 18, followed by matches against France on January 20 and China on January 22.

The opener against Norway is expected to mark a historic milestone for U.S. midfielder and captain Kristine Lilly who is poised to make her 300th international appearance. Already the world leader for men and women with her 299 caps, Lilly first played for her national team more than 18 years ago at age 16, in a 2-0 victory over host China on August 3, 1987.

The U.S., which defeated Norway 4-1 in the last meeting between the nations at the 2004 Algarve Cup championship game in Portugal, has beaten the Norwegians five straight times. The all-time series stands at 18-18-2.

In the last game against France, the Americans won 1-0 in the opening game of the 2005 Algarve Cup. The U.S, has won all nine meetings with the French.

The U.S. last met China on August 1, 2004, winning 3-1 in the final match before departing for the 2004 Olympic Games The Americans lead the all-time series 14-8-10, but are 2-3-5 when China is the host.

The U.S. under-20 women will play their Group B qualifying first-round matches against Jamaica on January 19, Surinam on January 21 and El Salvador January 23. All three U.S. matches will take place at Rafael Murillo Vidal Stadium in Cordoba, Mexico.

Should the Americans advance from group play, the semifinals, third-place match and championship game will be played at Luis Pirata Fuentes Stadium in Veracruz. The top three finishers in the tournament advance to the FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship August 16 - September 2 in Russia.

U.S. senior women and the under-20s will scrimmage each other twice Saturday.

The U.S. under-17 women, who recently returned from Brazil where they defeated three local club teams, will train from January 9-16.

The under-21 women, whose major competition is the Nordic Cup in Norway in July, will work from January 14-21.

The under-16 girls will train from January 21-28 with the under-15 girls going from January 22-28.

The U.S. men will also be at HDC in January with manager Bruce Arena holding a month-long training camp, culminating with a January 29 match against Norway.

The U.S. under-18 men will also work out in Carson in January and Major League Soccer will hold its player combine from January 12-15.

U.S. women's training camp rosters at Home Depot Center:

Senior team (January 3-9)

Goalkeepers (4): Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, Pa.), Jenni Branam (Placentia, Calif.), Briana Scurry (Dayton, Minn.), Hope Solo (Richland, Wash.)

Defenders (8): Lori Chalupny (St. Louis), Kendall Fletcher (Cary, N.C.), Tina Frimpong (Vancouver, Wash.), Amy LePeilbet (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Stephanie Lopez (Elk Grove, Calif.), Heather Mitts (Cincinnati), Jill Oakes (West Hills, Calif.), Christie Rampone (Point Pleasant, N.J.).

Midfielders (9): Shannon Boxx (Redondo Beach, Calif.), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.), Kristine Lilly (Wilton, Conn.), Marci Miller (St. Charles, Ill.), Leslie Osborne (Brookfield, Wis.), Lindsay Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.), Stacey Tullock (Phoenix), Aly Wagner (San Jose, Calif.), Angie Woznuk (El Cajon, Calif.).

Forwards (7): Danielle Fotopoulos (Altamonte Springs, Fla.), Tiffeny Milbrett (Portland, Ore.), Heather O'Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.), Megan Rapinoe (Redding, Calif.), India Trotter (Plantation, Fla.), Abby Wambach (Rochester, N.Y.), Christie Welsh (Massapequa Park, N.Y).

Under-20 team (January 2-9)

Goalkeepers (4): Kelsey Davis (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Joanna Haig (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.), Val Henderson (Orinda, Calif.), Jamie Klages (Coronado, Calif.).

Defenders (9): Marisa Abegg (Lake Oswego, Ore.), Carrie Dew (Encinitas, Calif.), Meagan Holmes (Timonium, Md.), Courtney Hooker (Woodland Hills, Calif.), Nikki Kryzsik (Clifton, N.J.), Stephanie Logterman (Austin, Texas), Kasey Moore (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Brittany Taylor (Campbell Hall, N.Y.), Sara Wagenfuhr (Colorado Springs, Colo.).

Midfielders (10): Danesha Adams (Shaker Heights, Ohio), Lindsay Beam (Greer, S.C.), Brittany Bock (Naperville, Ill), Tina DiMartino (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Whitney Engen (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.), Ashley Jones (Westlake Village, Calif.), Allie Long (Northport, N.Y.), Amanda Poach (Bowie, Md.), Kylee Rossi (Langhorne, Pa.), Stacey Strong (Santa Rosa, Calif.).

Forwards (6): Jordan Angeli (Lakewood, Colo.), Lauren Cheney (Indianapolis, Ind.), Kelley O'Hara (Fayetteville, Ga.), Jessica Okoroafo (Sylvania, Ohio), Amy Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif.), Jessica Rostedt (Kent, Ohio).

Under-17 team (January 9-16)

Goalkeepers (4): Wendy Balogun (Bowie, Md.), Bianca Henniger (San Jose, Calif.), Jordan Kussman (Lakewood, Wash.) Kira Maker (Potomac, Md.).

Defenders (6): Lauren Barnes, (Upland, Calif.), Kate Deines (Issaquah, Wash.), Hannah Cerrone (Wappinger Falls, N.Y.), Gretchen Miller (Fairport, N.Y.), Ashley Rape (Dallas), Morgan Skeen (Coto de Caza, Calif.)

Midfielders (9): Courtney Barg (Plano, Tex.), Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.), Casie Ludemann (Holtsville, N.Y.), Christine Nairn (Bowie, Md.), Teresa Noyola (Palo Alto, Calif.), Kendra Perry (Livermore, Calif.), Sarah Salazar (Broken Arrow, Okla), Rachel Shipley (Plano, Tex.), Casey Short (Naperville, Ill.).

Forwards (9): Amy Caldwell (Braintree, Mass.), Bianca D'Agostino (Long Meadow, Mass.), Amanda Fancher (The Colony, Tex.), Melissa Henderson (Garland, Tex.), Brooke Knowlton (Rexford, N.Y.), Merritt Mathias (Birmingham, Ala.), Alex Morgan (Diamond Bar, Calif.), Casey Noguiera (Cedarburg, Wis.), Lindsay Taylor (Los Altos, Calif.).

Under-15 team (January 22-28)

Goalkeepers (2): Lindsay Dickerson (Los Altos, Calif.), Anna Sieloff (Troy, Mich.).

Defenders (7): Alexandra Hall (Hawthorn Woods, Ill.), Annick McBryar (Indialantic, Fla.), Alina Garciamendez (Fairview, Tex.), Mary Schmidt (Orange, Calif.), Cloee Colohan (West Point, Utah), Rachel Quon (Lake Forest, Ill), Zakiya Bywaters (Las Vegas, Nev.).

Midfielders (9): Jenna Richmond (Centerville, Va.), Mariah Nogueira (Westminster, Calif.), Molly Menchel (Alexandria, Va.), Brianne Rodriguez (Aurora, III.), Lauren Matheson (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Kristen Mewis (Hanson, Mass.), Elise Amioka (South Berwick, Me.), Victoria Bailey (Fenton, Mich.), Fatima Nasser (Dearborn, Mich.).

Forwards (6): Victoria DiMartino (Massapequa Park, N.Y.), Chelsea Hunter (Middletown, Conn.), Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.), Alyssa Rich (Cincinnati), Kelsey Kassab (Pinckney, Mich.), Bianca Burright (Ojai, Calif.).

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